> I agree about the pop ups, but the prompt would only be if
> ~/.config/emacs existed, not ~/.config, so deleting it would stop the
The same people who won't know they should delete .emacs.d will also fail to know about deleting .config/emacs.
This part of the discussion only applies if my prompt proposal i adopted. In this case, the user would know because they literally just saw a prompt on the screen, explaining what happened and how to deal with it. Perhaps something like this:
Both ~/.emacs.d and ~/.config/emacs exists. Please select which one to load the configuration from.
NOTE: To avoid this question in the future, please delete or rename the directory you don't want to use.
Type ‘e’ or ‘c’ to select: XXX
Now, you have already expressed disagreement with this proposal, so I'm not going to push it further. However, I do hope this clearly clarifies my proposal.