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Should edits affect upvotes/likes?

Most websites that allow editing also do the following: When a post is edited, add (edited x <timespan> ago) to the end of the post. An option to view past version(s) of the post is made ...
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Should edits affect upvotes/likes?

The absolute vote count should always be left alone. Reddit's masking of the true up/down vote count was a controversial matter due to the lack of transparency around how much activity constituted '...
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View vs Modify "mode"

How to Switch between View and Modify Modes To answer your explicit questions, it’s acceptable to have a single command button toggle between View and Modify. This can be effected by changing the ...
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Is it good UX to right align numerical data in a text field when editing?

For editing values in a text field, it depends where you edit them, and what other fields are in its context: if the layout stays data-table-like, and the cell simply becomes editable, then I agree ...
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Is it good UX to right align numerical data in a text field when editing?

Looking at Excel as an example, when a cell becomes a numeric value, the numbers are right aligned. When double clicking into the cell to edit, they maintain the content right aligned. As people are ...
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Should edits affect upvotes/likes?

This is a bit of a made-up question. Who asks this sort of stuff? Who should be president? However on this site at least, I think if you had an answer which got a lot of up-votes, and ...
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Signifying to user that field is editable

I opted for adding a text-muted fa-pencil icon floated to the right of field. Source: https://webapphuddle.com/inline-edit-design/
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Should edits affect upvotes/likes?

In most cases I know, changing the upvotes or likes to an item seems not to be the solution to your problem. It rather causes confusion and probably frustration. In general, you always have to regard ...
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Editable list items with search feature - How to handle search when there are unsaved changes?

My opinion is that the text must be saved to be 'part' of searchable data. That is a standard approach. If for some reason, there is a requirement for you to be able to search unsaved text also, then ...
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Need examples/suggestions for search and add if not exists feature

You can add a button on the bottom of the search result, so that if the college or school is not available the user can add it by directly clicking the "Add missing School/College" button. It would be ...
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Add to Edit or editing first time

Show everything right away. You shouldn't hide new functions behind an edit. Editing implies you already finished the process, but want to alter a few minor things. So, if you edit an activity, all ...
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How do you display pending changes in a form?

Set expectations up front, and provide clear feedback upon submission. Prevent errors (and more support tickets) after submission by disabling the approval fields. Set expectations I'm not familiar ...
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Prevent users from changing entity data fundamentally

Some options. The most immediate, if the entity became obsolete, you can add a toast message with the clarification in the editing window: The second option is adding different status to the ...
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View vs Modify "mode"

The click-to-edit pattern you describe is very common for enterprise applications. Given (a) the 75% view / 25% edit ratio you describe and (b) the moderate to high cost of accidental edits, I ...
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Alternatives to cascading modal popups

I strongly hold the opinion that pop-ups are almost never the best UX for CRUD operations. I would recommend looking into some of the following components: Slide in panels These scale well for ...
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Mobile: Back after edit should go to the edit again?

For both the scenarios, pressing back should take the user to the list of homework. The Edit action should only be accessible by the Edit button When the user clicks on the Back button, he/she ...
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What is the best way to convey "This window is non-editable info right now, but you can click here to edit it" on macOS?

Contacts in MacOS uses an Edit button. Functionally the same as the lock icon, but it's more friendly, without the focus on security.
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Should we require a user to press on EDIT button before allowing him to move/ delete from list of items (collection view)

I'd suggest to follow each platform's conventions, that way the iOS user will know how it works, and same for your Android users. Unless: Also want to mention that if you are using a pre-existing ...
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Information on Duration or Start/End Time

Since time is such a core component of Gantt charts, including both the time and the offset might suit this use case best, in order to have both absolute clarity and relative perspective of the change....
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Prevent users from changing entity data fundamentally

You have to find out why your user would do such a thing like overwrite an existing product. Is it easier to change all the attributes of an existing item than enter them in a new product? Is there ...
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Edit controls for list same page or new page?

Actually, there's two questions in here, one regarding the master-detail navigation, the other regarding accordion vs. tabs. Master-detail can be realized on one screen, like here, or with a two-...
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View vs Modify "mode"

For bimodal I like a simple checkbox With a toggle button is it not clear if the toggle represents the current mode or the mode you would toggle to In the app this is used in even in view mode (...
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Integrate lookup and edit functionality

You might want to look at how Google's Material design solves this with its concept of chips. So in your case once the user links to a person, it is displayed on the screen as a chip. The user can ...
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Should Wizard be used for edit and modify? Why or why not?

Wizards are useful for stepping the user through a sequence of steps to accomplish a goal. They are sequential by nature. Mostly useful for breaking down complex operations in simple steps where ...
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Editable list items with search feature - How to handle search when there are unsaved changes?

There are a couple of aspects to this. One is adding a list item, other is editing a list item. If you are adding a list item, once it is added it is saved. Now that item can be searched for. If ...
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Edit-Delete on index tables

Per-line Edit Button makes sense when When all the attributes of a row are shown, and Editing is happening inline. Otherwise per-line edit button doesn't make sense. Similarly, Per-line Delete ...
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Should new content be added ABOVE or BELOW the actual content?

I think the other answers are misinterpreting the question as 'where should new posts be placed'. I believe the question is about editing the initial forum/blog post or article after new information ...
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How to convey True, False, No Change to a user editing multiple items at once?

If the individual tickets are visible but you want to be able to modify them as a group, you could keep your checkbox representation of true/false and introduce a set of controls. These wouldn't ...
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Alternatives to pop-up window when editing item details

You can use inline editing. See this example: Simple inline editing. It is for a table, but the functionality can be implemented with others libraries too (like this). Another option can be a ...
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How to enable editing a single cell on a table

As per my view point, Use inline edit to edit single cell and if column contains multiple fields to select like a dropdown checkbox then show respective controls over the cell when user click the cell ...
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