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Aug
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reviewed Approve Drop-down menu navigated using hand gesture
Aug
14
reviewed Approve How to enhance bilingual - auto suggest search box?
Jul
3
comment Email vs Mobile Number?
I think there is deliberate misinterpretation of my comments going on here. Which actually shows that the question is not good.
Jul
3
comment Alert dialog to confirm a Cancel action
You should use a question like "Are you sure you want to Cancel and lose your changes?" [Yes] [No] and not have a button on the confirmation which is labelled Cancel at all.
Jul
3
comment Email vs Mobile Number?
All of these are reasons for not using either an email address or a mobile number at all, but instead using a username (which a user is less likely to change, having chosen it).
Jul
3
comment Email vs Mobile Number?
I interpreted the question as whether a user should be identified with an email address or a mobile number (or maybe neither: a username), not using the device to log in with. In the UK, ID is not required for a pay-as-you-go phone; the number is portable between providers. A person may have many email addresses and forget which to use, or change email providers and their address. A mobile number is more permanent than an email address.
Apr
27
comment How to display errors with single LED?
@PhillipW Could do, but that's far more difficult to interpret and relay over the phone to a service engineer than simply counting flashes of different colours.
Apr
26
revised How to display errors with single LED?
added 36 characters in body
Apr
26
answered How to display errors with single LED?
Apr
13
comment How to represent duplicate data with unique data on the same screen
Did you mean "unique for every app" at the end of the first sentence? And is "common across an apps" actually "all apps"?
Mar
23
comment Quantifying discoverability on where or how information is found, presented
Not all of that was mine, by any means. I just adjusted an anonymous suggestion.
Mar
23
reviewed Edit Quantifying discoverability on where or how information is found, presented
Mar
23
revised Quantifying discoverability on where or how information is found, presented
They are not forums, they are topic sites
Mar
12
revised Should multiple user accounts be allowed to use the same email address?
Make title match question (and answer "No")
Mar
12
comment Should multiple user accounts be allowed to use the same email address?
Even when the user does specify a unique username, the "forgotten password" link will go to all users of the address. If the email is to be reasonably secure it cannot include the username ["A reset request was received..."], but what if more than one request is sent by different users at that email address? They will all get a link but none will know which is theirs. (This isn't a criticism of the answer, it's corroboration. +1)
Mar
10
comment Users confused about status indicators vs. action buttons
Very similar to this question and the one it's linked to.
Mar
6
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Mar
5
comment Is it frowned upon to allow the user two different options to perform the same action?
Also: after highlighting text, right click and choose Copy; use menu Edit > Copy; use keyboard Ctrl+C. I agree there's no harm in providing shortcuts.
Feb
27
comment How to obscure data in a screen captured image?
If you are altering a bitmap picture, then yes, the data really is gone. If you are overlaying a rectangle on a layered image (PDF, Illustrator), then it's still there (just hidden by the overlay).
Feb
26
comment Back breaking sites
Unfortunately, the answer to "What's the reason...?" is technical. It may be poor UX, but improving the poor behaviour is complicated and technically "expensive" (storing data of previous state which may never be needed).