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'preview' link should be in a different location & maybe should be a +/= sign instead of the word preview. RRS feed

  • Question

  • Since the titles of threads vary in length, I think it would be better if the preview link was in a different location that's consistent across threads. For example, you might place it left aligned below the thread title. And maybe instead of the text 'preview', make it a + sign, and after the user clicks the + sign, change it to a - sign to indicate that clicking it will collapse the preview. When I first used the forums, it wasn't clear that clicking preview again would collapse the thread...it's not intuitive.
    Friday, February 22, 2008 6:13 PM

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  • Thanks for the feedback,
    We did have this discussion early on but didn't get the time to design this well.
    We'll definitely be spending time soon to discuss this and get a better preview experience. Including all the other feedback we've gotten on it, like possible quick replies, counting it as a thread view, and a preview close near the bottom.
    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:08 PM

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  • Perhaps the (Preview) 'button' could be the first item in the line...

    Or a [+] indicator.
    Most folks will recognize that as the tree expansion indicator.
    You may be only one person in the world, but you may also be the world to one person.
    Friday, February 22, 2008 11:53 PM
  • Thanks for the feedback,
    We did have this discussion early on but didn't get the time to design this well.
    We'll definitely be spending time soon to discuss this and get a better preview experience. Including all the other feedback we've gotten on it, like possible quick replies, counting it as a thread view, and a preview close near the bottom.
    Sam Jarawan STO Forums Senior Development Lead
    Thursday, February 28, 2008 7:08 PM