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Re: [Osdc-list] Website: "Thumbs" voting should be moved up alongside comment title and avatar

Loving the transparency here, great to see :)

I think the changes are going to make this flow much better and easier.


----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jason Hibbets" <jhibbets redhat com>
> To: "Erlend Sogge Heggen" <e soghe gmail com>
> Cc: "peter borsa" <peter borsa gmail com>, osdc-list redhat com
> Sent: Wednesday, February 23, 2011 12:10:15 PM
> Subject: Re: [Osdc-list] Website: "Thumbs" voting should be moved up alongside comment title and avatar
> Hello Erlend and other community members,
> Thanks for pointing this out. We are currently working to resolve this
> issue with a quick re-design of the comment section. I'd also like to
> thank Peter Borsa for also having a good eye and spotting this:
> > I found a little bug when I voted a comment. It can be see here,
> > http://rookery9.aviary.com.s3.amazonaws.com/6837000/6837342_5609.png
> I've attached a mock-up that I would like to get some feedback on
> before
> we deploy it to our production site. If you would like to provide
> feedback, please do so by the end of the week. If you'd like you can
> add
> your comments to this post and earn 5 points :) with out points system
> (don't forget to be logged in)
> http://opensource.com/should-be/11/2/proposed-changes-comment-section
> Here are the highlights of the changes being proposed. One thing that
> is
> not specified in the graphic is the (re)addition of role-based badges
> and special badges. Some of you may remember that we briefly had
> badges
> displayed in the comments section, but chose to remove them until we
> could improve their layout.
> 1. Removed 'new' from the headline of each comment. As we add more
> and more items, stuff like 'new' and color coding is visual clutter
> distracting from the content.
> 2. Changed the headline from blue to black--the idea being it would
> be blue on rollover, just like the headlines on the homepage.
> 3. Removed 'by' as it's well understood that the linked account name
> is the commenter. We looked at some other sites like Wired and this
> looks fairly standard.
> 4. Moved the thumbs up/thumbs down to the bottom right corner near
> 'reply' with the idea being that replying and liking/disliking are the
> two actions a user can make on any comment.
> 5. No green/red coding on the numbers next to thumbs up/thumbs down.
> The icons are enough to get across the point. We also reduced the size
> of the type to 10pts.
> 6. No column wrap for the body of the content. Everything should
> line up with the headline, commenter name, and badges.
> Thanks,
> Jason
> Erlend Sogge Heggen wrote:
> > Hope this is the place to recommend web tweaks.
> >
> > See this (same as attached):
> > http://i.imgur.com/qV4PL.png
> >
> > As the title explains, I think the "thumbs" feature should be
> > re-arranged.
> > - It messes with the comment formatting
> > - It's got its own visual glitches
> >
> --
> Jason Hibbets, RHCSA :: Twitter: @jhibbets
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