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Apr
28
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
11
comment All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
@SamPierceLolla ah yes, I see the problem now -- the question text and the form differ. (By the way, if you want somebody to receive a notice of a comment, use @ before the name like I did here. I didn't receive an alert about your comment but just stumbled across it.)
Feb
10
comment All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
@SamPierceLolla, I based that on this from the question: The countries are listed in a drop-down box with a default choice that says "Choose a country". The problem is that about 1/3 of our users select the first country on the list which is Afghanistan." We could as easily ask how this answerer knows that, once forced into the drop-down, people will actually choose the correct answer, by the way.
Feb
8
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
8
comment All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
How does your first suggestion help? They'll just take the first one on the list as they do now; inserting "please select" as an option doesn't change that.
Feb
8
comment All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
Which is the bigger barrier: making users select a country, or making users figure out how to correct it when you guessed wrong? I wasn't exactly thrilled recently when, for who-knows-what reason, a site assumed I was German and adjusted the language accordingly... it was kinda hard to find and fix the relevant setting in a language I don't read. (OP isn't talking about changing language based on location, but others do.) Making a guess is fine (I suggested that in my answer), but only if the user then confirms it.
Feb
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory How familiar are users with context menus on Android phones?
Feb
5
reviewed Needs Improvement Any cheat sheet available that shows UX match between mouse events and touch events?
Feb
5
reviewed Excellent What steps should a UX'er take when re-designing a website?
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Why is that the most popular sites don't use responsive design (and choose to use a mobile version instead)?
Feb
5
reviewed Excellent How to make icons representing users differentiable when users do not have the same role/importance
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory How to showcase UX work?
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory UI pattern for selecting a rule (from a list of many) and applying to multiple items in a tree
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Dropdown issues on Mac
Feb
5
awarded  Custodian
Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory Ipad/Iphone designing in Full-Screen vs Non-Full-Screen?
Jan
30
comment All my users are from Afghanistan; or, how to get users to correctly fill out a form
@Nrgdallas, it does require careful wording of that notice, tailored to the expected user base. (You'd probably explain it differently on a web-development forum versus a photo-hosting site.)
Jan
25
awarded  Informed
Jan
8
comment Why is embedded help not popular?
Contextual help is more expensive to develop and especially maintain than "plain old help" is. And you're probably not going to ditch your plain old help, so you end up with the help page/manual/document for general reading and either tagging or a copy to support the contextual snippets. This is hard to do well and more expensive than just publishing the doc as a unit.