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Apr
11
comment Auto agreement to the ToS by clicking “Sign Up” button in sign up form
@KidDiamond - you probably need to run your decision past your legal team. They are the ones who wrote the TOS, and they are the ones who are going to have to try to enforce it if it's a problem. You don't want to do something that completely eviscerates their position in case of trouble. HOWEVER, be careful, because lawyers always want the strongest position possible, and you need to work with them to strike a balance between legal position, and maximizing sign ups or profits or whatever.
Apr
10
comment What should the character limit(s) for first/last name inputs be?
@CodeMaverick - that's living person. If this Wikipedia article is to be believed (Google books has the 1978 Guinness world records book scanned, and a search inside does show him being in there, so unless Guinness got played, it's real) then at least 750 characters would be appropriate for the full name. If you're going to set a limit I'd go with 1024, but then I like round numbers.
Apr
9
awarded  Editor
Apr
9
revised Should we be using the new TLDs (.coffee, .international) instead of the traditional TLDs (.com, .org)?
Removed commentary on questioner's state of excitement.
Apr
9
comment How can I ask users just one question?
@DLM - I think what JonW is trying to get at is that the business requirement doesn't matter - the users don't care about your business requirements. ESPECIALLY if they haven't found what they are after, they aren't going to be inclined to answer your questions. Trying to get info directly from them is just going to make them mad, not get you what you need. You need to find a way to answer your questions WITHOUT asking the user anything directly.
Apr
9
suggested suggested edit on Should we be using the new TLDs (.coffee, .international) instead of the traditional TLDs (.com, .org)?
Apr
2
comment Are people sick of logins?
I will note that both your reasons seem to have to do with you, rather than your users. Which probably indicates that they aren't good reasons from your user's point of view.
Mar
24
answered How do blind people know where to find Braille signs?
Feb
28
comment Bitcoin's User Experience
@ChairmanMeow - taking multiple currencies is definitely a logistical and accounting nightmare, even when the currencies are pretty stable relative to one another. That's why a lot of businesses, even if they ship worldwide, like to price in their native currency.
Feb
28
awarded  Commentator
Feb
28
comment Why do some websites only allow you to see a small portion of the full size product image?
That example has gone dead. Do you mean that the website provides images of portions of the product? Or that it provides a low res image with a magnifying glass that lets you see larger portions? like this amazon link
Feb
28
answered Bitcoin's User Experience
Feb
27
answered Touchscreens in car consoles
Feb
27
comment Using alternative TLDs in email addresses
The people I've seen having problems with TLDs are the ones who think everything must end in .com. Even .org or .net addresses confuse them, let alone country domains like .uk.
Feb
26
comment Percentage of users who edit the URL of the site they're on?
I'm unclear about the rationale here - how is the user editing a jumble of characters going to work out better than them editing a set of words? Either way, they end up with an error page unless they know exactly what they are doing.
Sep
7
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Apr
13
comment Is the term 'real-time' understood outside the tech community?
I think you are fine with 'real-time', but have you considered 'immediate' as a descriptor?
Feb
27
awarded  Yearling
Feb
26
comment How can I make advertisements more appealing in my webpages?
The thing to remember about ads is that they are operating completely at odds to the purpose of your users. The users want to read the cool thing you've written. The ads are there to take attention away from that reading, and onto themselves. This is necessary, and you need to strike a balance between the ads attention-grabbing and the stated purpose of the site.
Feb
26
answered How can I make advertisements more appealing in my webpages?