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mine 100%
yours 0%
the 0%
nobody's 0%

Votes: 8


 Author:  Topic:  Posted:
Oct 25, 2001
I know it's supposed to be some sort of statement but is the "My" in front of all the options in the user links box thing really necessary? It wouldn't be too much to ask to lose it, would it?

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I'm sorry, but No. (5.00 / 1) (#1)
by zikzak on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 02:50:42 PM PST
Our Usability Engineering Task Force has conducted a very in depth study. One early recomendation from this group was the link changes you mention.

The remainder of their findings have been handed over to the User Interface Development Team for implementation analysis. It is my understanding that we will soon be adopting Microsoft's Passport authentication scheme in order to further aid our readership in making productive use of our web site.

Thank you.

Hi (5.00 / 1) (#4)
by Hammurabi on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 07:25:34 AM PST
Could we change it so that under 'My Adequacy Preferences' it says 'My Users', 'My Display', and 'My Comments'?

Also, instead of 'Who's Online?', could it say 'Who's Online With Me?'

Only the most dangerous and hardened of criminals attempts to blame the law when he is the one who broke it.

Surely (5.00 / 1) (#5)
by nobbystyles on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 07:36:57 AM PST
It should be 'My Online Adequacy buddies' instead of 'Who's online'

Or even just 'My Buddies' (5.00 / 1) (#6)
by bc on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 07:50:06 AM PST
Cos we are all friends, after all.

♥, bc.

Perhaps, 'My GentleReaders" for me (none / 0) (#7)
by Adam Rightmann on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 09:13:26 AM PST
could we get personalized prompts for every user?

A. Rightmann

well (none / 0) (#8)
by alprazolam on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 11:37:05 AM PST
thanks for the answer. it's good to know that you're thinking about our productivity.

Usability Task Force (5.00 / 2) (#2)
by Mendax Veritas on Thu Oct 25th, 2001 at 03:23:01 PM PST
These are, by the way, the same people who improved Microsoft Windows immeasurably by the same trick of prefixing everything with "My" (My Computer, My Network Places, My Documents, My Vomit, etc.), so obviously they know what they're doing. You'll love it once you get used to it. Like you, I wasn't sure at first that this was the way to go, but ever since my head injury it makes so much more sense.

Not enough... (5.00 / 2) (#3)
by hauntedattics on Fri Oct 26th, 2001 at 06:28:16 AM PST
Personally, I think we should put a 'my' in front of everything on the site: My Front Page, My Meta Page, My Diaries...

My Plain Text Format

That way we can all have the shiny, happy feeling that adequacy belongs to all us.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have to get back to My Documents on My Desktop to work on My PowerPoint Presentation. All courtesy of you-know-who.


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