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1:49 AM
I asked a Googler on the Chrome team about it and he said that they removed the plus "because tests indicated it was necessary", but he couldn't show me the test or the results
 
 
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2:51 AM
@BenBrocka depends on whether the modal is used for display only (where the only action is to dismiss the modal), or if it is an interactive dialog (where there is data entry that can be lost be premature closure)
 
3:27 AM
fascinating what an open data API enables...
free ePub...
"Six Circles – An experience design framework" http://bit.ly/z2fAIP (http://userpathways.com)
 
 
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5:13 AM
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Q: Information on various patterns for log in/join and in which context to use them?

SheffDoes anyone have any information regarding log in and register interactions, specifically which patterns to use in which contexts? For example: A site where you can view most of the content without logging in, but want to build a community. One solution would be: use a typical login | Register a...

Too broad?
 
5:25 AM
@dnbrv there various patterns out there (e.g. "lazy login") .. a good answer would collate a big list of links
 
But is that the type of questions and the kind of answers that we want around here?
 
is this a good answer (to a similarly broad question) ?
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A: How to get stakeholder buy-in for proposed UX research initiatives?

AdamThanks to @Tomer Sharon for mentioning his site and upcoming book dedicated to this topic, It's Our Research. I collected and filtered the main points from the different practitioner interview videos on the site. The ideas are extensive and excellent. From Paul Adams - Product Manager at Faceb...

might be good to drop a comment on the Q to wait for a comprehensive answer before selecting best answer
 
He answered his own question...
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Q: Information on various patterns for log in/join and in which context to use them?

SheffDoes anyone have any information regarding log in and register interactions, specifically which patterns to use in which contexts? For example: A site where you can view most of the content without logging in, but want to build a community. One solution would be: use a typical login | Register a...

another one
Can admins force users change their names, if the names are offensive in other languages?
dalbaeb, Federated States of Micronesia
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This guy's handle means "f*ck-tard" in Russian.
 
 
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9:13 AM
Colleague just linked me this: blog.markwshead.com/1148/design-problem genius.
 
 
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2:50 PM
@JonW reminds me of old cartoons where they'd always look down the barrel of a gun to see if it was jammed
@Erics Yeah, I realize there are some modals where an action is required, but often when the modal is a separate workflow where "do nothing" or "cancel" is an option, clicking out is logical
in this case it's a modal delete dialog where the only options are perm delete and cancel. I wanted to make cancel much easier to do.
@dnbrv depends if it was meant to cause offense. A US user nammed Fanny-Pack probably isn't trying to offend Brits
 
@BenBrocka That guy is just being "cute".
 
If the only possible interpretation of the phrase is offensive (and it's SE policy to remove offensive names, which I believe it is) than changing it seems warranted
 
@BenBrocka Oh, yeah. That's nothing but a curse word. I don't take offense (one of the most famous Internet pioneers in the ex-USSR uses the same word as his handle, only spelled differently) but it's a professional community (I think).
 
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Q: Possibly offensive usernames

awoodlandI flagged this user as having a possibly offensive name (another example): I said "possibly offensive" because it's possible it's a genuine surname I wasn't aware of, but googleing didn't show any evidence and urban dictionary pretty much matched my definition of it which seems offensive. Is...

 
3:07 PM
That's what chat is for! Thanks
 
Hey guys, Can someone make this call for me? In the application (web) the page is centered to 100% width of the body. When vertical scrollbars are introduced the page 'shifts' to the left aprox 8px.. This is annoying (to me at least), and the only sensible solution is to force vertical scrollbars to always be visible (or live with the shift).. so which do you think is less offensive / obtrusive, always showing vertical scrollbars (active or inactive) OR live with the shift...
^video of the shift..
 
Offset the div
 
i said sensible solution, no js. ;)
 
the only time the moving content is really annoying is when it moves because you hover over something and that moving causes the thing you're hovering over to move also
if it's predictable then it's probably ok
(I can't see the video on this machine though)
 
so you're stand is live with it?
you do understand the type of shift i'm talking about though..
 
3:15 PM
I think so, but like I said I can't see the video
 
entire page wrapper div shifts 8 px to the left (8px may vary depending on your OS/Browser and it's scrollbars)
 
Add another wrapper div that is 100% width
GMail also uses AJAX calls & doesn't shift when scroll bars appear
 
I've forced a vertical scroll bar on our site because most of our users are used to IE which does that anyway
the shift is very noticeable because it introduces movement which our eyes are trained to see (actually you only see movement)
An offset that always accounts for the scrollbar would be nice, but they can be difference sizes...IMO forcing the scrollbar isn't a big deal if most pages will have it, since it introduces consistency
 
Cool findings of how FPS players look at the screen
 
@dnbrv verry interesting that joypad users have such wider saccades, makes sense though
 
3:27 PM
@BenBrocka It makes a ton of sense: mouse is a better simulation of head movements, so when we walk we tend to turn the entire head to look up rather than just the eyes
 
Yeah, I notice when using the joypad I tend to focus on physical movement of the character rather than moving the camera/aim
Keyboard makes movement less natural but the mouse makes the "head movement" very natural
 
It's not like joypad movement is any more natural.
 
also, you're eyes tend to follow your mouse cursor.. which gives you a natural 'head move' feeling.
 
@dnbrv Analog 360 movement vs digital 8 way movement :P Joypad movements are much more fluid and natural
 
@BenBrocka I am going with 'always show the vertical scrollbars' solution.. see what the users think.
 
3:36 PM
@BenBrocka And yet both can be learned with enough practice
 
^ off topic but funny little ad.
 
@dnbrv of course, but a keyboard never gives you the specific range of motion
plus it's one thumb vs three fingers :P
 
4:31 PM
History lesson:
Sketchpad (aka Robot Draftsman) was a revolutionary computer program written by Ivan Sutherland in 1963 in the course of his PhD thesis, for which he received the Turing Award in 1988. It helped change the way people interact with computers. Sketchpad is considered to be the ancestor of modern computer-aided drafting (CAD) programs as well as a major breakthrough in the development of computer graphics in general. For example, the Graphic User Interface was derived from the Sketchpad as well as modern object oriented programming. Ivan Sutherland demonstrated with it that computer graphics...
 
 
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7:30 PM
Helpful error messages are great. syntax error, unexpected T_PAAMAYIM_NEKUDOTAYIM is not one of them
 
@BenBrocka @dnbrv @JonW @MattRockwell Your thoughts on meta.ux.stackexchange.com/questions/730/… ?
 
sounds great to me
does an upvote on the question count or should I answer?
 
I like!
@MattRockwell lol. I was thinking of writing just that :)
 
@Rahul sounds good to me, would be useful for questions too
 
7:46 PM
Well, I asked some specific questions, so if you have any thoughts in response to them feel free to answer
 

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