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How to display that there is important information in an information pop-up

No big surprise that users miss the meaning of the presence/absence of a small cryptic icon. Are there details when there is a speech bubble, or only if there is a speech bubble filled with "text&...
Michael Zuschlag's user avatar
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Picture upload vs. gravatar

UX never exists in a vaccuum This is a tough question. In a perfect UX world, you'd build a self-contained, hand-tailored, exquisitely smooth product that does everything your user needs. But then ...
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What is the ideal maximum of the length of a comment or reply?

I have found in all of my designs the limitation on how big a comment can be is based either by the business not wanting to read long comments, or by some Tech Arch / Data Arch claiming that it will ...
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Did guestbook features on websites exist? Are they still used these days?

Guestbooks aren't too useful anymore as most of what they do, social media does better. Usage Guestbooks were definitely a thing, GuestWorld alone had 1.1 million users in 1998, when it was bought for ...
Leo Wattenberg's user avatar
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Comment vs Reply in a social feed

There is no "ideal phrase" for "it". They are both different terms that mean different things. Comment a note explaining, illustrating, or criticizing the meaning of a writing ...
Pectoralis Major's user avatar
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'View previous replies' on Instagram and LinkedIn... but why?

It probably means that they want to encourage novelty over discussion. See this other question for some more general discussion on comment-order Display comments order - best practice.
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How to display that there is important information in an information pop-up

Sounds like an interesting question, thank you for posting it in a detailed way. There are already good answers here regarding the specific screen design, so I will take a different approach and would ...
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Identifying comment area as a place to comment, and only comment

the solution submission button is featured prominently on the page Your users are pretty much telling you that it is not, and what's more, they also seem to be telling you which way they feel more ...
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What is the best location to locate the comments section in a list page

You've designed it well. The comments should be beneath the list of books to support consistency with other websites. Comments should be always after the main content of the page. The only thing you ...
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Comments instead of reviews for PDV details page in ecommerce

The functionality might be similar to Comments but the wording of it should say something like: Please tell us what you like about XXXXX(product name). Because, if you only put the title like ...
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What is the best location to locate the comments section in a list page

This is largely dependant on whether, in the collection view, you intend to show the comments for individual books in a collection or if you only intend to show comments for the collection. The ...
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When does it make sense to collapse threads in discussion?

I don't think there is an exact algorithm, but I think (if you must have comment sub-threads) it should be that they are visible by default, but hideable when you've read them. In those heady days ...
Yvonne Aburrow's user avatar
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Threaded/nested mobile comment section

I want to start off by saying that using so many fragments/activities for comments is a serious waste of device resources and would make a mess out of activity stack since you can't kill the ...
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Linking text to one another within documents

Adobe Brackets includes related CSS styles inline: GitHub allow users to add comments to code: Another option may be to put code side-by-side:
Andres Riofrio's user avatar
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multi select list menu with 'Other' option

It would by very unexpected by the user that selection of "others" would deselect the previously selected options. Therefore it is necessary to make sure the user understands that it is either ...
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Modal or new Page for product description?

Having read your question and the thread you refer to I'd say "go for new page" for the following reason: if the user wants to compare couple of products (recipes), they can open those in separate ...
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'View previous replies' on Instagram and LinkedIn... but why?

You'd have to ask them. They might not know either. Corporate Inertia may well mean that whoever did decide to do it this way has long since left the company. And no one has questioned it since...
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How to display that there is important information in an information pop-up

Users don't notice that there are comments placed on the recipe. Right, users pick the path of least resistance. They are willing to skip anything and everything which they are not forced to interact ...
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What are the pros and cons of referring to a user's "response" rather than a user's "comment"?

Might the word "response" deter some users from posting throwaway waste-of-time remarks? This depends more on the users you are targeting and the overall community you are trying to build by ...
Nicolas's user avatar
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Comments section in form fields arrangement

You could put the comment field at the end without putting it bigger, but with a help text that tells you how many characters you can enter. As they all say too, you should align the form vertically ...
Kely Martinez's user avatar
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Comment section for an infinite scrolling blog page

Readers who want to quickly skim relevant, interesting and useful content only care about the blog article and pictures. So a comment section is not that important to include in part of the scroll, in ...
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Threaded/nested mobile comment section

I think your solution is actually very mobile-friendly and a common pattern in other contexts. It's also pretty scalable (replies to replies to replies to replies ... etc). The indented approach ...
Warren Payne's user avatar
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How to encourage users to comment?

Screenshots would help to comment on the design/layout and how to encourage commenting. Agree with Michael that understanding analytics better will help to guide your expectations and goals for ...
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When to hide comments under the “show comments” button?

I would suggest to make like Facebook do with their Comments social plugin : shows 1 or 2 (generally up to 5) comments, and then shows button. I think Disqus makes the same too.
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When does it make sense to collapse threads in discussion?

When to collapse If under the content, which contains all the comments, follows other content. So the user can either read the comments if he's interested or scroll to the next content. Example ...
Michael Schmidt's user avatar
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"Add attachment/file" button for a mobile app?

Based on my understanding of your problem, a simple color-scheme may serve you well here. Submit in primary color to show it takes the interface forward Attach File in secondary color to show it's ...
Alan's user avatar
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Why do users look at the worst comments first?

Extract from this article : The answer may lie in the work of evolutionary psychologists and neuroscientists. Humans seek out news of dramatic, negative events. These experts say that our ...
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AJAX loading vs. "hardcoded" comments - is there any advantage of one above the other?

The goal of using AJAX for content should be to enhance the user experience, not to make the user experience depend on it. Benefits of using AJAX over hardcoded depend on the technical aspects of the ...
Alvaro's user avatar
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AJAX loading vs. "hardcoded" comments - is there any advantage of one above the other?

It sounds like you already get the basic pros/cons of AJAX. AJAX is by definition asynchronous. Therefore it is non-blocking. That means that if while the server is off loading all of the contents it ...
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