Re: phrasing suggestion
Frederik Eaton <frederik <at> a5.repetae.net>
2005-01-09 08:48:39 GMT
On Fri, Jan 07, 2005 at 10:10:47AM +0100, Thomas Glanzmann wrote:
> Hello Frederik,
> maybe something like 'Postpone this message? (No discards the message)'
> is better, however I have set postpone=no and use P, y and q
> to handle it without any questioning.
Hmm, well, I was trying to keep the question short - I don't think one
wants to see two sentences every time, but then I'm not a UI person.
How about just 'Save this message?'? It conflicts with other
terminology (?), but maybe that doesn't matter. Maybe 'Save/postpone
this message?'. Also, I could reconfigure it for myself like you've
done (probably with postpone=yes), but I'd like to talk about getting
a good default behavior for new and casual users.
> On the other hand I think, that we all have lost a message that way
> and learned that hard way what *not* todo.
Yeah, that's the thing. Reading through the documentation, I've come
to the conclusion that it's impossible not to learn the hard way.
There's no description of the message and what it means, there's
nothing that says "no" means "discard". And data loss is no good. But
even if it were in the documentation, I think it would still be
unsatisfactory. Sometimes when ... out of it ... I'm still tricked by
the phrasing of that question - I hit 'q' by accident (I use dvorak)
and then 'n' thinking that 'n' means cancel before I remember, and I
lose my message - and I have friends that do the same on occasion.