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Jul
17
comment 'Likes' vs 'Upvotes'
If the specific goal is to怀rank quality in a vote system, then I would use something that points to that, like the SE network. Emotions play no part in quality and emotional phrases should be left out.
Jul
17
comment 'Likes' vs 'Upvotes'
"Know your audience" comes to mind. Do you want to know if they "like" it or think it is a good fit? For example this site, I might not like your question, but think it is a good question. How do you want me to vote?
Jun
27
comment App Usage Statistics - WHAT do you gather?
My personal preference is for the app to ask at first launch "Would you like to help [Company] improve [Product]? All statistics are anonymous and you can change this at anytime by going to settings."
Jun
26
awarded  Good Answer
May
2
comment Applications without title bar: how to show the user which application they're using
Icons, splash screens, empty chrome, custom icons with a brand-recognizable theme... What sort of application? Win Form?
Apr
30
comment Logout after password change?
I agree, at the OS level the OS has few ways of knowing what applications are doing. An email client for example may already have a authenticated token which on password change it doesn't attempt to reauthenticate properly causing issues. So while logging out in itself is not a great UX, it is far better than lockouts and various odd failures for the rest of the day, week, month.
Apr
30
comment Best way of making a credits transfer dialog
Seems intuitive enough, but perhaps the "your account" label should identify "After transfer" somehow
Apr
15
comment Why are the controls opposite/inverted when flying in a game?
Also, many aircraft do have a control stick, not the wheel looking column. Jet fighters, ultra lights, helicopters for example.
Apr
15
comment Is maintaining scroll good?
depends on the webpage I would say. If relevant info changes at the top, it should be within focus. If the only probable actions with the page after the refresh is where the user was, then the page position should be maintained.
Apr
15
comment Why are the controls opposite/inverted when flying in a game?
You are on the right track: Pulling back lifts the elevator angling the plane UP. Intuitively, when you pull back, you look up / lean back yourself. So coming out of a climb you slowly put your body from an up position to an at rest position and the plane is sort of following the movement of your shoulders. Google images illustration: 0.tqn.com/d/rcvehicles/1/0/S/7/-/-/Elevators.png
Mar
19
comment Should a 'Calculator' support '{' (curly braces) and '[' (box braces)
Also, [] is used for absolute value and in matrix notation...
Mar
7
awarded  Yearling
Dec
26
awarded  Enlightened
Dec
26
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
22
answered Why do department stores create bad experiences with escalators?
Oct
18
comment Email address as username--how to reduce incidence of bad entry
@cimmanon more likely, maybe... But most seasoned surfers will have only one to a few usernames, so its not like we are talking orders of magnitude here to my knowledge.
Oct
7
comment Shower Controls
3 handle faucets are no longer allowed to be built in new homes, from what I gather. The explanation I got was that they can not prevent super hot water like a single handle can. Old homes can get replacement 3 handle'rs but new homes must have the single.
Sep
16
comment Why dvorak's layout left home row is AOEIU?
Except the QWERTY layout was designed to prevent the keys from binding, most keys are next to keys they are rarely used in combination with, and keys that are used often together are far away so the levers would not collide or bind during rapid typing...
Sep
10
comment In Final Fantasy games, why are your characters on the right hand side instead of the left hand side?
If I had to venture a guess, I would guess reading order. In English we read left to right, so that is our natural flow. Japanese by contrast is top to bottom, right to left. The character at the beginning of the mental flow of information, from a Japanese perspective makes sense to start on the right as much as American games starting the visual cues on the left.
Sep
6
answered How Do I Avoid Users Becoming Numb to Warnings?