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closed as off-topic by Benny Skogberg, Ben Brocka Nov 21 '13 at 21:15

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This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a discussion stated in the "question". UX.SE doesn't allow discussions or opinion based questions. Edit the question to fit the form of the community. See the help section at the top of the page. –  Benny Skogberg Nov 21 '13 at 21:10
In all honesty, this isn't an opinion based question. It is searching for an objective answer to an everyday problem in the context of user experience. If you consider it subjective, then looking at the help section, this question has almsot all the characteristics of a "great subjective question". blog.stackoverflow.com/2010/09/good-subjective-bad-subjective –  kwahn Nov 22 '13 at 2:30
I think this is quite a nice question about physical ergonomics. The 'Over Setting' of the control somehow feels right to me as well - so the question is "why is this the preferred orientation of the control ?". It may have something to do with our general perception of 'standards' for physical controls - ie to make something move 'up' you push the associated control 'up'. –  PhillipW Nov 22 '13 at 13:09

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Soviet ergonomic school has proof for my theses. I mean the toilet paper issue was not the main point of the field. Partly because the toilet paper itself was a scarce product, as I remember from those times. I'm not joking.
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-1 not enough FFUUU –  Robert Harvey Nov 21 '13 at 22:01

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