Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:29 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:41 PM
The words "smoke screen" may be appropriate
Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:43 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 06:47 PM
Just cos im paranoid doesnt mean they're not out to get me
Posted 11 November 2004 - 07:02 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 10:22 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 11:03 PM
The average user will probably never use it, Sophie. That's why it's tucked away in the 'Search Builder.'
Posted 11 November 2004 - 11:33 PM
Posted 11 November 2004 - 11:41 PM
Posted 12 November 2004 - 12:36 AM
Personally, I think it's ok to semi-hide things that are advanced or will be 'over-the-top' for majority of the users. By making them just slightly more difficult to find, you have the tools available only to those who might need them. Also, if these tools push your resources a lot more, then once again, you are limiting their use only to those who know how to find them. The amount of support you have to do for these features is also then reduced signficantly. Most users will not need those sliders.
Posted 12 November 2004 - 05:27 AM
Posted 12 November 2004 - 06:52 AM
Posted 15 November 2004 - 02:23 PM
I don't know about the average user, but I had a problem finding the 'Sliders' even when I knew they were somewhere around.
That is because you were looking for sliders. However, the average user won't be looking for them. The average user will most likely:
a) ignore all the options
B) look into them for curiosity or if they are not getting a good search
c) stumple along the sliders if they want to ccontrol the rankings (not if they want to look for sliders).
I predict this will either stay totally ignored or, if Microsoft is smart, will market this the way Google marketed PageRank...only with more success. :twisted:
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