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I've been programming for fun since 1989. I also love cycling.


Feb
25
comment Activation email message optimization
Excelent advice. Thanks a lot.
May
6
comment Activation email message optimization
I used your exact message in a modal. The registered-but-not-activated users dropped to 5-10% and before this they where around 25-30%. Your advice was simply superb. Thanks again.
Mar
16
comment Activation email message optimization
Thanks again. If I could accept 2 answers I've done it.
Mar
14
comment Activation email message optimization
All these are great suggestions. Thanks a lot. In particilar the 4th in which my system currently suffers (new activation or password reset links cancel the old ones and this can be very bad for the users).
Mar
14
comment Activation email message optimization
Fantastic! I love the rewording and the reasoning behind it. Regarding the modal, it used to look like stackexchange's or twitter's style of messages (100% width, strong background, fixed positioning on top) but I changed it to modal to grab the user's attention and it actually did improve my conversions (from registration to activation).
Mar
12
comment Activation email message optimization
BTW the active "click here" link is not possible since I send text/plain email (because I want 100% delivery).
Feb
24
comment friendly version of date formats
Today 10am and 4 minutes ago are great. I use them as well. In this question I'm only interested in dates though.
Feb
21
comment friendly version of date formats
Thanks for bringing <time> to my attention. Edit: Oops... that's HTML5. Until I do the switch I think I'll use a microformats alternative: microformats.org/wiki/datetime-design-pattern
Feb
20
comment Revealing functionality (tabs) as the user enters more data
Crystal clear. Thanks.
Feb
19
comment friendly version of date formats
By OS you mean operating system? This is a webapp so I don't have any access to that. Also I don't have a language/country setting, just the timezone. Maybe in the future I'll grab the country via IP->location.
Feb
18
comment friendly version of date formats
It's a global application which relies heavily on the user working with calendar and dates. That's why I most probably need this option in the user settings which is something that most users will never see eventually since I plan on auto-picking the best option upon registration using ip-to-country resolution.
Feb
18
comment user settings: one option alters the help text of another
@srcspider: I agree.
Feb
17
comment user settings: one option alters the help text of another
I know (10k SO user here:) and that's what I'll do eventually but I'd still like some opinions on the question as originally posed regarding the dynamic help text.
Feb
17
comment user settings: one option alters the help text of another
That one blew my mind :) Thanks.
Jan
17
comment friendly version of date formats
Thanks but this is not exactly what I'm asking.
Jan
11
comment friendly version of date formats
@Patrick McElhaney: thanks. It was great info.
Jan
11
comment friendly version of date formats
The expanded version will only be used in email communication which needs to (somehow) contain the day. What would you suggest?