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awarded  Yearling
Apr
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comment Should marking a chat message as spam automatically ignore the user?
A pattern I've seen is, upon marking something as spam, being asked "do you want to ignore this user?". So your system can ask, but you shouldn't take actions unilaterally on the user's behalf, for the reasons given in this answer.
Apr
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awarded  Popular Question
Feb
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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
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awarded  Citizen Patrol
Feb
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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
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awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
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reviewed Satisfactory How familiar are users with context menus on Android phones?
Feb
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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
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reviewed Satisfactory Why is that the most popular sites don't use responsive design (and choose to use a mobile version instead)?
Feb
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reviewed Excellent How to make icons representing users differentiable when users do not have the same role/importance
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reviewed Satisfactory How to showcase UX work?
Feb
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reviewed Satisfactory UI pattern for selecting a rule (from a list of many) and applying to multiple items in a tree
Feb
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reviewed Satisfactory Dropdown issues on Mac
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awarded  Custodian
Feb
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reviewed Satisfactory Ipad/Iphone designing in Full-Screen vs Non-Full-Screen?
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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.)