I'm wondering if links inside a dropdown provides a valid user experience, if it isn't part of the main navigation of the site.
For a news website I'm trying to come up with a nice way for the visitors to report a spelling error in the article, ask content related remarks and/or questions to editor and submit a news tip.
Each action links to a different page. The first one goes to a specific topic in a forum where the visitor can tell the editors that there is a spelling error in the article. The second one goes to a forum category where they can ask a question about a specific article and with the third one they can submit a tip for an article.
I don't want to provide three seperate links, since it takes a little bit too much space, so I'm wondering if I can provide a dropdown with the links inside them.
See for example:
Beneath the title of the article there is a function
When the user clicks on the 'Feedback/tips'-function, a dropdown appears containing three links
Vwiw: the visitors can also leave comments beneath the article, but we don't want spelling errors in the comments (we tend to get a lot of comments and it's impossible for the editor to read all the comments. In the seperate section they can discuss the thing reported by the visitor)