JonW

England, United Kingdom

jon-walmsley.com

Working in UX / Information Architect role in Hampshire, UK.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/UXJon

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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Query for the usage of a tag over time
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comment Can / Should the review count indicator be changed to be colour-coded status instead of numerical?
...the tooltip; that's only going to be useful for people using a mouse to interact with things. Using hover to get information across is not really the most ideal method. My ideas are not perfect, they were hastily done, but my main issue is with showing a number when that number is almost always incorrect. The number 120 means something - it is a specific indicator of something. If 120 doesn't actually mean 120 then we should think of a different way of imparting that information. Hence my suggestions.
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comment Can / Should the review count indicator be changed to be colour-coded status instead of numerical?
The thought process for the first concept is really - use colour to indicate status, but not colour alone (which is poor accessibiltity) so hooking it to a different shape - with different number of edges / corners signifying priority. The more edges the 'harsher' the look and therefore the higher the priority. My designs are pretty OTT though so a more subtle approach may work better there. But the 2nd concept probably works better overall. If we can't have accurate numbers then using numbers in general is a bad choice, and clearly confusing (as shown in several questions). As for...
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reviewed Reviewed Can I interrupt search if user taps other navigation element?
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comment Math Jax helper in the formatting toolbar?
I forsee lots of questions in pink Comic Sans. So no, I don't think changing the fonts is really a priority. Why do you want this?
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comment Can / Should the review count indicator be changed to be colour-coded status instead of numerical?
@VotetoClose: That may just be because of my crappy design skills, but yes, I agree that the second one is probably more suitable.
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comment Why do we need the review counter?
@BartGijssens: By getting rid of the hard numbers and just having a general status idea, the idea would be that it gives a general overview of the status of the review queue for the site. If it's low then you don't really need to urgently do anything, but if it's high then the likelyhood is that there is something in there you can help out with. Hopefully keeping it quite 'wooly' like this would remove much of the confusion. And mean it's never 'innacurate' because there is no firm accuracy in a colour / gradient.
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revised Why do we need the review counter?
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asked Can / Should the review count indicator be changed to be colour-coded status instead of numerical?
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comment Should we allow special characters or numbers in name field?
I point you to a popular old article - Falsehoods Programmers Believe About Names
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revised Why do we need the review counter?
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comment Can Moderators get a timeline view by whole-site as well as per post?
@MarkHurd: Yes, but a more sitewide one rather than question specific. To be honest I didn't realise that was available to non-mods (although I don't see why that would be a problem though, it's not exactly secret stuff in there!)
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answered Why do we need the review counter?
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reviewed Close Where can I get the dummy content for the website?
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reviewed Looks Good How can cable TV Guide UX be improved using the arrow/channel buttons on a remote?
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comment Should we allow special characters or numbers in name field?
Yeah, I don't think I would find it a Good User Experience to be told I couldn't use characters that are in my name when inputting my name.
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revised Should we allow special characters or numbers in name field?
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comment Should we allow special characters or numbers in name field?
Why are you validating peoples names? A name isn't like a credit card number which can fail. A name is a name.
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comment Posts that are repeated targets of spam edits should be flagged to moderators
I don't think you need the time range here. That wouldn't have trapped the spam edits highlighted in my question as it looks like they get targeted ~once a month or so. But other than that, yes your suggestion is probably a good one. Provided you can actually block anonymous users from editing.
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asked Posts that are repeated targets of spam edits should be flagged to moderators
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