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Java/Web Application Architect, Scala enthusiast, Clojure fan, seeker of knowledge.

The new "On Hold" feature of SE that gives people more of a chance to improve poorly worded questions before they are closed is sweet!


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awarded  Custodian
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answered How do you ensure that you've covered the whole site in your work?
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accepted How long can a user remember what they were working on?
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comment How long can a user remember what they were working on?
Interesting you put the time period at the top of the breadcrumbs. We had it in the screen title, but it gets lost there AND obscures the title. It always shows in the left-hand navigation, but maybe should move from screen title to top breadcrumb. I wish I could vote for your answer several times just for that! P.S. Die clippy die!
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comment How long can a user remember what they were working on?
Also there are other session attributes: what company they are viewing, whether they are surfing in continuous-improvement mode, or yearly-goal mode, etc. I'm thinking of using the usual message area to respond to the first click - remember, the browser may have been closed before they return.
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comment How long can a user remember what they were working on?
Great ideas! There is already a hierarchy of information that they browse through, and this is reflected in the indented vertical breadcrumbs: great-grandpa: grand-parent: parent... 1-10 levels deep. The time period is like a second dimension on top of that. Not sure how I'd incorporate your idea within the existing breadcrumb hierarchy.
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answered Why are progress bars horizontal?
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comment How long can a user remember what they were working on?
Well, some people take a while to think and type into the system, or look at things in meetings and talk about them, so I'm sure it would be annoying after 10min. 20 min is gray area. Interesting that no-one is suggesting longer than 30min. Users complain about being logged out after an hour, but that may be a login thing, not an attention span thing.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How long can a user remember what they were working on?
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asked How long can a user remember what they were working on?