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Oct
16
comment What should happen to dynamic height input element?
@Taylor You'd be surprised then at how little confidence some of the much older generation has when it comes to using the internet. You should consider it unless they're not part of your target audience.
Oct
15
answered What should happen to dynamic height input element?
Oct
8
awarded  Good Question
Oct
7
comment In a full screen mobile game where all corners are taken, where should I put a menu button?
I'm fairly certain Google doesn't have final say on what hardware an android phone contains. They provide the software, and maybe some input on hardware, but they don't make the phones.
Oct
7
comment Multiple sites on the same domain – Good or bad?
I think 'targeted against' means something very different from 'targeted at'.
Oct
7
revised Tick this checkbox if you DO NOT want.. underhanded tactics?
Added great link from comments
Oct
4
accepted Potential issues with using an 'Autoshow Fixed Menu'?
Oct
4
awarded  Scholar
Oct
4
accepted Tick this checkbox if you DO NOT want.. underhanded tactics?
Oct
4
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
3
comment Tick this checkbox if you DO NOT want.. underhanded tactics?
@Simon that's not a reason to +1, unless you're on the English Language and Usage SE. +1 because it's a great answer.
Oct
3
awarded  Nice Question
Oct
3
comment Tick this checkbox if you DO NOT want.. underhanded tactics?
As long as it's crystal clear that it says do not, it won't annoy me as much. So really, as long as the 'do not' is placed within the first four or five words of the label it's not so bad. It's the 'actively concealing or confusing' tactics that make me lose trust in a company.
Oct
3
comment Preventing users from closing browser tab. Bad idea?
I've seen this exact method on Just Host, they offer a ridiculously attractive discount when you try to leave half way through a purchase, and it is convincing enough to stay sometimes. Problem is, when it becomes public knowledge, everybody will do it, and you might end up losing money, though from a business perspective whatever incentive you offer should always, at minimum, break even.
Oct
3
comment Tick this checkbox if you DO NOT want.. underhanded tactics?
To me, checkboxes are a method of positive confirmation, I will almost always use them to confirm whether someone wants something and not that they don't. I can think of a few situations where you would need it to opt-out, but in general it's fundamentally a positive confirmation. That is why I despise this tactic so much, it completely goes against established user interaction.
Oct
3
revised Tick this checkbox if you DO NOT want.. underhanded tactics?
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Oct
3
awarded  Commentator
Oct
3
comment Tick this checkbox if you DO NOT want.. underhanded tactics?
Great example, great answer, thank-you. I'll probably accept in a little while, I'd just like to see if anyone else has some input before my question drops off the radar.
Oct
3
revised Tick this checkbox if you DO NOT want.. underhanded tactics?
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Oct
3
comment Tick this checkbox if you DO NOT want.. underhanded tactics?
I found a little article here concerning it: h2g2.com/approved_entry/A302950 but I can't remember which sites do it off the top of my head. Will update when I come across more sites with this feature.