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Sort of off topic but why can't you un-press buttons in elevators?
Seems like a no brain feature to me

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  • 7
    you can unpress them by resetting the elevator (which requires a key, but that's the whole other thing)

    basically, elevators are extremely simple devices and they should be extremely simple, considering how dangerous they can be in case of malfunction. that simplicity does not allow complex logic which is required for "unpressing", because pressing itself is probably not even entirely digital.
  • 2
    @iiii I get why they're kept simple but we manage to create jets that fly at insane speeds and have software to control them I think we should be able to make an elevator a bit more modern
  • 2
    @LotsOfCaffeine jets perform totally different function which is impossible without all that complexity.

    Don't touch what is not broken :)
  • 4
    Most elevator buttons here can be unpressed by double-tapping or long press. I know it sounds like I'm making a computer joke but it really does work. It's handy when some dumbass rests his back on the buttons and wonder why so many floors are pressed.
  • 1
    @rutee07 have you noticed the manufacturer of those elevators? 🤔
  • 0
    @iiii I'm gonna check next time and post here.
  • 1
    @rutee07 btw, are those elevators in skyscrapers? Because I've had regular buildings in mind with 10-15 floors and not giant ones which would indeed require a different model of elevator with different functions.
  • 1
    @iiii 50 floors.
  • 1
    @rutee07 holy shi...

    I've never encountered such a big building IRL. 20 floors at most.
  • 3
    @iiii I live in the 45th floor, lol. Anyone afraid of heights or paranoid about earthquakes can't visit me.
  • 2
    @rutee07 I would be definitely shaking my knees while visiting you there, unless windows would be closed.
  • 1
    Our office building has 22 floors and the Otis elevator there does allow you to undo press the buttons
  • 4
    I'm talking like 5-7 floors and it's already annoying me
  • 2
    Maybe it's something weird like people not expecting this behaviour?
  • 3
    How would the 14 year old shit for brains whose parents won't control him get his jollies if that were possible?

    What's a bit fucked is max numbers pressable has no connection to weight limit.
  • 2
    @iiii @rutee07 @LotsOfCaffeine afaik at least Otis and Kone have elevator models that have unpressable buttons either by double press or long press. Not very common, though, but then again, I rarely visit quite new 7+ floor buildings, so they may be more common than I think..
  • 0
    @100110111 in my 8 floors tall office Otis elevators don't have such ability as well
  • 0
    How else would little kids have their fun while on an elevator, but by pressing all of them and pissing off everyone else? I'm glad someone thought of the children.
  • 0
    Double press de-selects the selected buttons.
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