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Oct
13
comment Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
Interesting -- I never thought about interactions with grab-bars.
Oct
9
revised Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
that's bizarre; photo wasn't rotated when I uploaded, but that's how it came out. Replacing.
Oct
8
revised Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
added picture (sorry for bad handwriting; the mouse is not a good pen :-) )
Oct
8
comment Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
Oh, good point. In this case the holder holds two normal-sized rolls (one above the other), so it's still pretty low. But you're right that others are much bigger. (Photo pending.)
Oct
8
comment Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
At the risk of TMI, this question was prompted by a work restroom where leaning forward triggers the auto-flush. Whoops, so much for our efforts toward being green!
Oct
8
asked Why do public restrooms place the paper holders so low?
Jun
19
reviewed No Action Needed Can the design be different for the website and the mobile app version?
Jun
17
answered When should you start working on help documentation on a large project?
Jun
13
comment Why is the user experience of licence agreements always so terrible?
Think about how bad that "interminable" scrolling would be with a bigger font. Given that (a) they tend to be wordy (lawyers, as DA01 said) so (b) people don't read them, designers see them as a necessary hurdle, not something that's worth making nice.
Jun
10
comment When is the best time to deploy operating system updates?
Do you need to control this, or can you let the user choose the time? (Granted, I may be the example for why you don't want to do this; I've had the IT "updates ready; reboot required" message sitting off the edge of my screen for a week now.)
May
17
awarded  Yearling
Apr
29
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
28
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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
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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
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Feb
5
reviewed Satisfactory How familiar are users with context menus on Android phones?