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Copywriting 101, or does you wife (hubby, mother, granny) understand?
"Filters", "Whispers", "Sink", "Text-only mode", "Block category" As a 'v-noob' I must say they are mighty confusing at times, especially for non-technical users or even more experienced 'bulletin-boarders'. I know and appreciate the feature to customize the labels for Vanilla and add-ons, but perhaps Vanilla could benefit from a slight rewrite so they don't *need* changing and we all get a more unified installed base (and shared UI). My test for tech features is usually, can I explain it to my wife/mother/ granny (all M/F of course, I just happen to be straight and married) Some of the terms used here even confuse me... Examples: [bitch mode on] "Block user" (top right) which does not mean "ignore" user, but "block all HTML in comments by this user" "Block comment" does not hide the comment, but rather blocks all HTML in this comment?!? "Permalink" has no explanation "Small input" is a toggle but appears as a tab (and what is an INPUT anyway?) "Discussion Filters: o Participated Discussions o Bookmarked Discussions o Whispered Discussions o Whispered Comments" What is a fiter, why repeat the 'discussions' if the header already includes 'discussions' What are whispered discussions (they are not actually discussions between whisperers, but discussions where you left a whisper, why is this not a Whispers tab, so we get back to the private messages) "Text mode is OFF" I thought this was like vBulletin's 'text-only mode' aka light mode so I assumed it was broken, yet that also prevents HTML? [bitch mode off] I love it all... don't get me wrong, but I do think a little re-think of the interface would help.
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