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Apr
12
answered Indicate ”hoverable” text
Mar
11
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Mar
11
comment How can I best display a blank space character?
@JamesDonnelly Actually, I wasn't suggesting the middle dot. Perhaps I should have linked directly to my answer, where I say that middot is not the best character and suggest an "underbracket" or blank-indicator bracket as Ben has below.
Mar
10
comment How can I best display a blank space character?
Strongly related question: Is the middle dot the best way to signify a space?
Mar
6
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Dec
11
comment International\?? Standards for light switches?
Image at mkelectric.com/en-gb/Products/WD/Echo/Pages/default.aspx Benefits: put them anywhere without running wires through the wall. Relevance: there is not even any positional data about the state of the switch.
Dec
11
comment International\?? Standards for light switches?
@JackMaddington Moving switches in sympathy requires actuator motors and all sorts. It's a lot more expensive than a simple switch. And now there are available wireless switch-plates which rest in a "neutral" position and are pushed either top or bottom to activate the actual electrical circuit breaker concealed in the ceiling. You can have many more than one of the switch-plates control the on-off action. The neutral position conveys no information at all, but it is always the same action to turn the light on or off via any of the switch-plates.
Oct
13
comment Customer Verification
@Shieryn No, once you have the orderID, you have the address of the person who ordered it. You don't have my address, and I don't think it would be difficult to get the service agent to divulge the orderer's address, which I don't know. "Is it still in the warehouse? Oh: you already delivered it? Where to? I never got it!" (Which is true; I never got it, the orderer did. I want to know where he is.)
Oct
13
comment Customer Verification
Well, if make a guess at an order number and ring up and ask "Do you have my address right? Where are you going to deliver it?" what happens? The agent tells me and I know where to burgle.
Oct
2
comment How to communicate the message that the edit is auto-saved
Hmm. How is this different to my answer?
Oct
2
comment How to communicate the message that the edit is auto-saved
At the end of the table row where the filter/ordering controls are.
Oct
2
revised That last “don't go!” pop up — does it work?
Made message of pop-up clearer
Oct
2
answered How to communicate the message that the edit is auto-saved
Aug
14
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.