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Jul
3
comment What is the best way to select a subset of a string, for both web and mobile?
@magnus.westrom: Yes, I was imagining this as a popup. The main grid of transactions can have an inline category picker, then once the user has confirmed the categorisation then the popup lets them generalise it as a rule.
Jul
3
comment Displaying and editing multivalued attribute?
I think the list display was better for the user - it's easier to scan down a list to look for a particular code, than hunt through a grid.
Jul
3
answered What is the best way to select a subset of a string, for both web and mobile?
Jul
2
revised What is the best way to select a subset of a string, for both web and mobile?
fixed formatting, including revealing previously hidden text
Jul
2
comment What is the best way to select a subset of a string, for both web and mobile?
Are you only ever creating rules on the Note text? Or could a rule also/alternatively depend on the amount, for example?
Jul
2
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Jul
2
comment Ideal waiting time before posting another post
Not necessarily: for some types of troublesome user (e.g. trolls, bots) it's useful to slow things down or put other impediments in their way for the benefit of the site or community. See blog.codinghorror.com/suspension-ban-or-hellban for examples.
Jul
1
comment Dealing with Connected Social Accounts and Potential Orphans
What doesn't seem ideal about telling User B that their twitter account is already linked to user account A?
Jul
1
comment Is there a site explaining common “feature not supported” issues in user friendly language?
I don't think this advice is relevant; JohnLBevan's situation seems to be that he's committed to graceful degradation, and wants to make it work helpfully.
Jul
1
answered Error handling - what to do with large error list?
Jun
12
comment Are users resizing window?
What window, in what context? Is this a mobile app or a website?
Jun
12
comment Displaying to the user a radio button before it has been selected
Having an unset state is quite common; many programs use this state, a NULL in the database, to record when a value isn't known.
Jun
5
comment Layout for on-screen hexadecimal keyboard
Can I ask who your users are? Will they be using this keyboard often enough to get familiar with it?
Jun
5
answered Order of the fields in a list of ingredients
Jun
3
comment What is behind entering email twice for registration?
Please don't just check against the top 20 domains for email! You'll exclude so many valid email addresses (including mine), particularly when your code gets out of date because a new domain becomes widely used for emails - for example outlook.com.
May
15
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May
2
awarded  Yearling
Mar
21
comment Showing user's (name) initials but what if more than 1 user have the same initials?
How many users are there? How familiar are the users with each other - i.e. would they necessarily know each others' chosen initials?
Mar
21
comment Showing user's (name) initials but what if more than 1 user have the same initials?
Awkward to remember; if you know Megan Smith and Mike Sanderson, which initials do you type in for Megan? If you type MS, which of them is that? How do you know you have to type in MXS for Mike?
Mar
4
comment What UI is appropriate for banning and unbanning a record?
Sorry, still not really understanding it. How come some rows in your table don't say Banned, but don't say Approved either?