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Aug
6
comment Should I show the troll that I know he's trolling?
It is surely a nice game for the troll to try hard to evade the system when it gives the feedback. Maybe add some "trolling success" message when he finally gets there? ^^
Aug
6
comment Why do financial institutions use usernames instead of emails for login?
I hate all the sites that want emails as usernames. You know, maybe peoples emails change or so...
Aug
1
comment How can wiring systems be designed to not rely solely on colour?
They already are designed that way for when the needs are more complext than available colors: de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Datei:SternviererRingkennzeichnung.png
Jun
25
comment How many clicks is too few?
Depending on what the site is about, your "power users" might get really angry at you.
Jun
23
answered Why don’t we remove door handles and let doors open both ways (inwards, outwards)?
Jun
13
comment Should I use pagination for longreads?
Please don't, I hate it when on all those news sites you think you read something just to discover a "click here to continue" link.
Jun
11
comment Will forcing response time to the average time as a minimum improve UX?
Can you estimate how long the call will probably take? Depending on what kind of service this is you provide, stating a bit about the why can make users be more lenient, since they mostly know that complex things might take more time. Like a "[ ] frobincate query (slow)" tickbox or so, if applicable.
Jun
10
comment When should I use the “no-access” prompt rather than just hiding the button?
Note that when you are not logged in, these buttons will do the additional action of trying to log you in
May
28
comment Is it safe to assume everyone uses / has mouse wheels?
No. All my laptops don't have one. They don't even have a mouse. Worse are my phones and tablets.
May
26
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
I still think those are not big enough (dis)advantages that any side switches to the other; people use them because people around them use them.
May
26
comment Why do door knobs still exist?
They make for excellent plot devices in low budget horror films since it is hard to open them with your hands covered in blood
May
15
comment Are textured backgrounds accessible?
I must admit that I had a hard time realizing that your background is textured at all...
May
12
comment Dark on Light or Light on Dark?
Also intresting: programmers.stackexchange.com/questions/230115
May
12
comment Should usernames be unique?
@MarjanVenema: So if your definition implies that usernames are the unique id, then the question of them being or being not unique seems to make no sense, no?
May
12
comment Should usernames be unique?
@MarjanVenema: Your nitpicking seems to imply that when a user name is not a display name, it must be a unique id, and that when it is not unique, its just a display name since there is always a way to distinguish by some unique key (and there always needs to be a unique key)
May
12
comment Should usernames be unique?
Look at the SE sites. They seem to be working well without unique usernames.
May
7
awarded  Teacher
May
7
answered What is the usability benefit of “drag files/images here”?
Apr
29
comment Why is blue used as a background color to indicate no signal?
As a (historical) side-note: in earlier windows versions, you could set the colors of background and text for the BSOD (I think it was in win.ini or so). And maybe it is still possible but no one knows..
Apr
25
comment Argument for/against splitting login process into checking username, then ask password?
Maybe asking a similar question on security.se is worthwhile too, it seems you are creating a good interface to harvest usernames.