Follow up for:
The automatic file clean-up functionality in Drupal core is a destructive feature that automatically, and without warning, permanently removes file content that meets a specific criteria. That criteria is when the file usage for individual files reaches zero (0).
Since since is a rather unique, maybe even the only, behaviour of Drupal core it is important that users fully understand this concept so they can make an informed decision about its configuration.
The current implementation UI is not making this stand out and this there is chance/risk users will miss it. At least until they start to wonder why files are disappearing from their site.
Mockup proposal for new UI that also will improve the UX for users:
This will both separate the file clean-up configuration and make it stand out much better against the other configurations on this page.
The proposed options for the drop-down are:
- After 3 hours
- After 12 hours
- After 1 day
- After 1 week
- After 4 weeks
- After 3 months
- Finalize the texts
- Finalize the names of the drop-down options
- Create the d.o page for more detailed information
- Write the patch
User interface changes
See mockup above