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Jul
12
comment How to create a business directory without business owners' explicit consent?
@rk. Well, it's for a relatively small city (around 300k habitants) so I don't think achieving high penetration per business is that hard. What's difficult is to find a way to let the business owners that the can modify the info stored in the page. Also, search engines have robots.txt for this purpuse I guess.
May
18
comment Should “Like us on Facebook” be a required field on a form?
I don't even have a Facebook account, so I'd say no
May
4
comment Is it still effective and appropriate to use psychological pricing for IT people?
As a costumer, I'd say I rather see a $100 than $99. Besides, the ammount of new costumers you would get by using that kind of mind cheats are negligible
May
1
comment Login without breaking the user flow
Yeah, you are right. I was expecting to hear different opinion because this requires more work to implement :P Good example with Amazon btw. If someone has to get user flow right it is them
Mar
28
comment Traditional file upload vs repository
@MarjanVenema the idea was that as long as the user had JavaScript enabled, he could both select a file from the repository or upload one and select it in the moment
Mar
28
comment Traditional file upload vs repository
Thanks for the answer! When I gave it a bit more of thought I realized that, indeed, the downsides are more plentiful (specially in cases where a user uploads a repeted file to the repository, or wants to delete one after "sharing it"). The way I ended up implementing it, users do have a repository but they don't know it and don't have to manage it
Mar
6
comment Adding restrictions vs. adding options
Thanks for the reply! Yeah, I'll probably go for the trial period approach, it seems like the best option. Also, yes, StackExchange should have a Digital Strategy Q&A site, UX is the closest place I found to ask this question
Mar
6
comment Adding restrictions vs. adding options
Very good information! Surprising that both accounts emphasize the importance of keeping the costumers rather than getting them to pay for the service. I'll probably give all accounts a trial version and informing them that it will be switched back to the basic version
Feb
3
comment When is simplicity good in web design?
Thanks everyone for your answers. I think the gist of the answers was 'users will look over a cluttered design if the content is good' and 'do not hurt business for the sake of simplicity (but don't complicate it without a reason)'
Jul
4
comment Embedding options in a forum
I agree with you @Yallow, and a bit too with JonW. Probably the way to go is to find a decent balance between giving users a good experience and not allowing them to abuse the options they have. As for the embedding options, I think I'll just allow uploading images and posting links and that's it. If someone really wants to show a video they'll have to post the link to it. Thanks for the answer!
Jun
9
comment Allowing image upload vs linking images
Great tip about using Imgur as a 3d party image hoster, I didn't even know it was possible. I'm considering it now, it's either that or doing the whole hosting myself. But you're right, making the user do that would just disencourage form posting images at all
Jun
9
comment Allowing image upload vs linking images
@MarjanVenema well, posts would last a certain time and then "die", so copyright wouldn't be much of an issue. Besides, no one really cares about copyrighted images
Mar
7
comment Maximum amount of people in a single chat room
Thanks man, before I read this post I didn't even considered the server capacity of handling multiple people at once. I'll look into that seven plus or minus two thing
Mar
6
comment Maximum amount of people in a single chat room
Thanks for your answer! Yes, you could say that the instant messaging is a feature of a bigger system (a community/forum kind of thing). And I agree with you, not making a limit is the best possibility, but beyond a certain number of people (perhaps beyond 50) it stops behaving like a conversation and turns into a broadcast where only a few are actually saying something or everyone is talking at the same time, that's what I'm trying to avoid
Dec
9
comment When is user authentication really necessary?
I particularly don't like the whole "Login with Facebook/OpenID/Twitter/Google". But it's a matter of choice. I do agree on that if one is planning on making a mandatory login, all those services should be allowed
Dec
9
comment When is user authentication really necessary?
Thanks for your answer! About impersonation, I thought about that too, and I found out that it can -at some extent- prevented by something 2channel/4chan invented, called tripcodes. Also, I didn't know Stack Exchange allowed anonymous posting, thanks for pointing that out.