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Carbon-based lifeform.


Feb
13
comment On a US keyboard why is + shifted but - isn't?
Hyphens and dashes are different things.
Feb
9
revised Changing the language of a website
Tidied grammar and spelling. Inlined links.
Feb
9
suggested suggested edit on Changing the language of a website
Feb
7
revised How to create the best form asking buyers for their delivery address?
Added link to other referenced answer (handy if names change). Corrected grammar (notably spacing around punctuation marks). Added image alt text.
Feb
7
suggested suggested edit on How to create the best form asking buyers for their delivery address?
Feb
6
comment How to make users leave out optional fields when they don't have anything interesting to fill in?
I have a postcode field which is not mandatory (Ireland doesn't have postcodes outside of Dublin). Still people put all sorts of weirdness into it, like 0000 or n/a, rather than just leaving it blank.
Feb
5
revised All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
A friend who blogs (and is an editor and historian) often uses this type of subtitle. This is how she punctuates them. I’ll follow her lead.
Feb
5
suggested suggested edit on All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
Feb
5
comment Why do credit card forms ask for Visa, MasterCard, etc.?
@RumiP. That's odd. We have a debit card in Ireland called Laser, and in our e-commerce sites, we simply offer people a choice between Visa, MasterCard, and Laser. We don't ask them to jump through two menus. (Also, we treat Visa Debit cards just as Visa cards: we see no reason to split them out separately.)
Feb
5
awarded  Talkative
Feb
5
comment Why do address forms ask for the US state?
Ireland gets post codes next year, apparently, @MSalters.
Feb
5
awarded  Yearling
Feb
5
revised Why do washing machines have windows?
Improved link text (added name of book). Corrected spelling.
Feb
5
suggested suggested edit on Why do washing machines have windows?
Jan
25
revised Is it necessary to notify users that everything is OK?
Rewrote title. Also, I can accept "OK" and "okay", but not "ok": it just looks silly.
Jan
25
suggested suggested edit on Is it necessary to notify users that everything is OK?
Jan
16
comment Why do washing machines have windows?
@gerrit. I've never seen one without. But then, I don't think I've ever seen a toploading washing machine either. They're extremely rare in Ireland.
Nov
12
comment Is Repeating a Word in a Navigation Panel Bad?
That doesn't sound like natural English to me anyway. I would not say green colour dresses: I would say green dresses. (That's in natural language. For a menu, cutting down on redundancy and simply saying Green, as suggested, is probably better.)
Aug
15
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
15
revised Are these religious icons clear enough without supplementary labels?
Reflowed text about the deuterocanon a little to make it easier to understand.