Reputation
638
Top tag
Next privilege 1,000 Rep.
See votes, expandable usercard
Badges
5 14
Newest
 Pundit
Impact
~14k people reached

Apr
25
comment Why we need 'county' on UK address forms
@EricStoltz. Many people will think of their entire address as one piece of intormation, even if it's entered into multiple separate form input fields. If there's no room for the county, they may be concerned (even more so here in Ireland).
Apr
21
comment What is the most readable way to display a U.S. phone number?
I believe that France originally used 19. They've now switched to 00, but I think 19 still works. @PaulHargreaves.
Apr
20
comment What is the most readable way to display a U.S. phone number?
@WoodrowBarlow. The "+1" means "whatever your country uses to indicate that you're making an international call". For most countries, that's 00. The North American Numbering plan (USA, Canada, Mexico, ...) uses 001, for some reason.
Apr
6
comment Best color to display hot/cold but also on/off
@Crissov. It looked black to me till I adjusted my monitor angle and looked straight at it.
Oct
23
comment Why don't toilet doors also latch and change their status when closed?
As weird as your American gappy toilet doors are, I thought ye had them only on cubicles, not on single-occupancy full toilets (i.e., rooms which also contain a handbasin).
Oct
13
comment Layout for on-screen hexadecimal keyboard
These are alphanumeric booking references: no calculations are being done, and in the minds of the users, they aren't numbers at all. As such, any association between F and 16 is purely in the mind of the programmer: there is no need to show this to the user. It would only confuse them.
Sep
1
comment Can the “$” symbol be safely considered as universal when making a graphic depicting money?
If you want to combine currency symbols, ¥€$ (YES) is one way to do so.
Aug
31
comment How to suggest a person to turn a page to see more details?
@Crissov. One through twelve in American English; one to twelve in the civilized world.
Jul
24
comment Why do web sites display dates in an inaccurate representation e.g. “a year ago”?
Accuracy is always important: it's precision which is dropped in these cases.
Jul
23
comment What's the purpose of “This page is intentionally left blank” we see in books?
@psmears. Indeed, I've only ever seen this on exam papers.
Jul
18
comment Do American users also confuse the day and the month in dates like 01/02/2013
@Brendon. I tend to give my birthday as "the xth of the yth" in speech (i.e., the third of the ninth; the first of the fourth; the second of the fifth).
Mar
28
comment Why do coins in some countries not display their denomination?
The worst one is the US dime, which is confusing even if you do speak English. What on Earth is a dime?
Feb
9
comment Flight Passenger Experience: 1 window per seat row
This would be a better question if it focussed on trains, where many do match seats to windows, while many others (Virgin Pedolinos, for example) don't. This divergence of experience is noteworthy, and could make a good basis for a question. See also area51.stackexchange.com/proposals/81747/….
Dec
15
comment Why do some users complete forms all in capital letters?
Properly speaking, McKenzie is capitalised as McKENZIE.
Oct
22
comment Multiple vs single field capture for phone number form input
Surely a UK phone number is written as one of the following: +44 (0)20 444 4444, +44 20 444 4444, or (020) 444 4444. Your example seems to be a hybrid.
Sep
10
comment Login and Register in one form
Closely related: ux.stackexchange.com/q/11840/2131.
Aug
27
comment Should I empty the wrongly filled fields or leave as user has filled after validation message?
@sapi. Clearing passwords is a security concern: The incorrect password is probably only slightly incorrect, or is a password for another account. The server should never publish passwords, so the new copy of the page should not contain the password. (This may not apply if the validation is done client side or with Ajax.)
Aug
22
comment Does the Oxford Comma increase readability?
meta.stackexchange.com/a/208922
Aug
15
comment How to display a division by zero in a grid?
x/0 != ∞. Division by zero results in undefined, not in infinity.
Jul
31
comment Automatic calling system: “Press star” or “Press asterisk”?
Further, @Keavon, until very recently, if I saw "5#" used to indicate "5 pound", I would have had no idea at all what was meant. I did know that Americans called it a "pound sign", but I didn't know why, or that they used it in this way. A native English speaker does not have to use a currency called "pound" to know of £ as the pound sign. (Irish pounds and Cypriot pounds are now defunct, but both here and in Cyprus English speakers would still know of £ pound signs. Australia doesn't use pounds, but I'd guess they'd still call £ a pound sign. (Egyptian pounds are still extant.))