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Jul
10
comment Displaying percentage difference from zero
sorry, my bad - @msparer's reply (with the +X%) got me side tracked. I'm not certain though that OP and their users are aware of that difference; for general use the "correct" difference could be confusing.
Jul
9
comment Displaying percentage difference from zero
That's a reasonable for percent difference - it's symmetric, perfect for values that are exchangable. Unfortunately, it does not match the user expectaions for an increase, with a "before" and "after" value.
Jul
8
comment Is it OK to phrase the title of a modal as a question?
@user568458: exactly my experience as well (largely from shoulder surfing and support), and came here to post this.
Jul
8
answered Show not implemented functionalities to tease the user
Jul
8
comment Displaying percentage difference from zero
looks good to me - though normally, new value and percentage increment seems better: 10 (+900%) and coming from 0, simply 10
Jul
2
comment What explains the current shift from glossy UIs to matte UIs?
I for one welcome our new matte UI!
Jun
27
asked App Usage Statistics - WHAT do you gather?
Jun
3
comment Should quantity textboxes that have a default value of zero - show a “0” or be blank?
@nashmaniac: I think it's a no-brainer, leave it empty to indicate it's not filled in yet.
May
30
revised Why do read links turn purple?
fixed typo
May
27
reviewed Reject suggested edit on buttons tag wiki excerpt
Apr
23
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
23
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Allowing every password of 6+ characters. Good practice?
Apr
2
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
25
answered how to display multiple graphs on a single page?
Mar
25
comment how to display multiple graphs on a single page?
Why would you not want to use version 2? What do you want to achieve with a combination? If your "users are not very good at reading charts", is a chart the right thing to use?
Mar
12
comment Avoiding the Hermann grid illusion
@aslum: I already wondered (in all seriousness) whether putting faint grey dots there would actually "stabilize" the issue.
Mar
6
answered Is extra (offtopic) content on the website considered welcome or annoying?
Mar
4
comment What's the reason some places use milk bags instead of milk jugs or other means?
@JoanVenge: laugh It's just a motor memory, awoken: standing there with a bag of milk lifted. You pick one bag from the bag/milk soup, pinching it at one corner, lifting it carefully as not to splatter milk over you. With all weight resting on one bottom corner, you try to figure out whether the milk dropping from it is from the outside or the inside - quickly, so you do not get stern words from the shopping courtesy police. Repeat for all corners.
Mar
3
comment What's the reason some places use milk bags instead of milk jugs or other means?
No, consumer goods were almost completely replaced after the fall of the wall. Few products survived, and milk bags were not one of them - with one leaky bag in the tray, every bag looked leaky. I still have some nostalgia for the actual procedure of checking all corners, though. Plus, less garbage etc.