How can this be fixed or resolved for the future?
By people reading the documentation in front of them instead of jumping in head first with no understanding.
That said, much like any other software program or new technology, there is documentation, which appears to be extremely well hidden on the bitcoin ... on the very page you download the client.
So well hidden in fact that the first 3 items on the page are:
- What is Bitcoin?
- Wiki / Help
and even MORE hidden, if you click the help page the first 3 menu items are:
- Getting started
- Securing your wallet
I agree that something must be done immediately to protect the public.
How dare they place all the information you could ever need to know about safety and security right in front of your eyes on the main pages!
And more importantly, how dare they assume that you will educate yourself before using any new software or technology!