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Another option to consider is to forbid the undo operation once the user closes / dismisses the affected window. Closing the window is quite a strong signal of "I'm done here, all good" from the user. I remember being struck by this once. After manually sorting a bunch of files in the project folder I closed it and then accidentally hit CTRL+Z in another ...


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Ideally, a user should be either aware of what will be undone, or reminded of what will be undone. If the user has changed the context of their work (i.e. scrolled out of view or changed views) or a significant amount of time has passed, they might no longer remember what the last action was. At the same time, it could be frustrating to be reminded ...


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You're asking when it's OK to hide certain controls. I came across one useful answer to this question is in the book, Designing from both sides of the screen, by Ellen Isaacs and Alen Walendowski. This book talks about frequency and commonality as a way to assess whether a feature needs to be built, and also how prominent the feature should be in the user ...


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Bulk edit is a power tool. Affordance, although discoverability might be a more relevant term here, isn't a big issue because this is not the only way to delete or edit items. You can always drill down into a specific item to manage it. So while you do have to "learn" it the first time around. Once you have, it's not a big deal. Also remember an interface ...


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Instead of displaying a "load more" button, you can easily just put a phrase that says something like "end" such as: download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups Obviously, wording can change, but as long as they know that there is nothing more to show. Heck, even not displaying a button anymore can be sufficient enough.


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It depends on the emotion you want to create. In the case of technical site like IT portal/blog I would go for something like Say your word which can give the user the feeling that his opinion is wanted and matters while keeping short and simple.


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You can use some animations of real world objects with a visual feedback to explain the user.


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Its a case of "whats there in it for me. It depends on the context that you have set up before the user reaches the comment section. Motivation is an emotional response out of The content, The cheese at the other end and/or Sudden discoveries (really useful information/controversial information or comment that forces you to react/comment in this ...


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Consider bespoke CTAs. Ask a specific question or make a challenge that's tailored to this post. "Cat lands Boeing 777 at LAX" headline "Should the FAA regulate feline pilots?" CTA. "Max Headroom announces candidacy for GOP presidential nomination" "Should the GOP be open to synthetic humans?" "Molly Cyrus walks kids to school." "How cute ...


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I personally like something like the following (the key is small and with sort of a fading arrow) that can be found on this persons site on android arsenal I think the key is something that indicates that one can pull down which is symbolized by a downward arrow and a dotted tail or sort of a fading pattern. The tab around it is a nice touch but i am not ...


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A reluctant commenter might be "lured" into commenting. For example, it's easy to press a button and cast a vote. Attaching a comment dialog to a voting button might capture some additional portion of visitors who basically decide "oh well, I'm voting and I've got this dialog open now, so I might as well put in my two cents."


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Find out what could be a reason to comment there, maybe the microcopy isn't the problem. If you are looking for your visitors opinion then ask for it. What is your opinion on that? If you want an answer check if there was a question right before the comment section. If critique is what you want you can provoke. You know I'm right. For approval, use ...


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Google does something like this for Google Web Fonts: As the user selects options, the estimated overall impact on performance is displayed in a "speedometer"-style graphic. Some explanatory text is displayed below the graphic so users can easily understand the effects of their selections.


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Message depends on who is using this, for what reasons, expecting what results, and performing what related actions at the same time. Need more context on target users, task flow, and the application. Based on the 3 options that you have provided Show icon - only possible for always expensive actions - can't use this for the same reason. Estimate time ...


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It's hard to know what copies work best without any user profile in mind... I mean, it took us a lot of research on emotional needs of users to understand the tone in which they needed CTA's or other written content, make sure you understand if your users like to feel smart through commenting or if they are more prone to commenting out of fun... Even if they ...


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Idea: Add a graph. Label red for long times, yellow for medium. Graphs display potential for "short circuiting". "Any" conditions are put in parallel, "All" conditions are in series. This would result in overload for casual, light users, but experienced users may find the graph useful.


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If the internet has taught us one thing it's that everyone has an opinion. It has also taught us that attention spans online are short so unless I feel that sharing my opinion is worth the effort I'll pass. Here are a couple things you can do to remedy this situation and increase reader engagement... 1. Make sure users know why their opinion is important ...


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As Chris pointed out, of your choices, you're using what seems most appropriate. It's common language (good for scanning) and clearly states what the action is about. You have more than words at your disposal But there's more to it than language. If comments are what you're after, have you considered position, scale, and styling? Take StackExchange for ...


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I think people are getting off topic here, essentially you've asked 'which of the options out of my choice of 4 is best'. In which case the current option you are using is best as it's the most common and clear. The ones with questions could help as they are leading people in, but frankly if 1/1000 visitors is commenting at present I'd said switching to one ...


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I greatly prefer how the GPS application Waze does this. If you consider that navigation apps are on and offline periodically, showing an aggressive message would be much less pleasing than dimming the background and describing some state in the message in a friendly way. In your case, the button could read "Enter Report Offline."


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A message close to the header and an option to retry. Slack handles this pretty well.


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Google docs has something like this - off of the top of my head I think it says something like "Your changes will be synchronised when you are next online." I think you've managed to come up with a great solution with your alert - I would have suggested an alert (not necessarily in any alarming colours) that appears either when the app is started (if no ...


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Commenting is all about context. A few examples of websites encouraging people to generate content On a social platform like Facebook, asking "What's on your mind?" in the new-status box is an interactive, clear and concise way to hint as to what is to be written. On a knowledge-sharing, social platform like Quora, indicating topics of interest to the ...


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Yesterday I was using the Spotify mobile app, and I had this offline feedback : translation "Your are offline. The page "Parcourir" requires connexion. Connect and retry." (sorry guys for my terrible English, but I do my best) So, it's not exactly the kind of solution I'm looking for, but this, and all people answered me here on ux.stackexchange, helped ...


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It's a question about affordance, ryt? Something provocative: 'Let's decide why it's wrong?' Invite for discussion: 'We need to talk about IT' Insert title in the calls: 'Cats in the office: your pros and cons' Placeholder as example of message: 'whut a rubbish bro' Standard calls: 'Spread your opinion', 'What's your point?' etc. Note that the style of ...


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In order to motivate your users and increase the user engagement for comment section, you need to show them that you need their comment. Among those 3 options, "Your Comment" makes more sense about this issue. Also you can check 45th guideline of this list


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Be as obvious and explicit as possible. Near the top have show the online/offline status. It's a relatively important status, so make it stand out (but no need to take up too much space): download bmml source – Wireframes created with Balsamiq Mockups or download bmml source The "More info" link will bring up a popup with text: When ...


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"Offline" is a system concept and does not directly relate to a user goal AFAICT the users goal is to ensure their data is saved If disconnected then can display "Last saved 30 min ago", "3 records queued for save" so a user knows what the status is of their data. Adding a disconnected icon to this can make it explicit as to why. Also if make this UI a ...


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Here's some examples from our good friends at Facebook and Gmail. Personally I like the facebook approach, but it's really just preference.



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