Opened 5 years ago

Last modified 5 years ago

#11639 new enhancement

HaikuDepot's rating visibility misnamed or working too well

Reported by: humdinger Owned by: stippi
Priority: normal Milestone: R1
Component: Applications/HaikuDepot Version: R1/Development
Keywords: Cc:
Blocked By: Blocking:
Has a Patch: no Platform: All


This is hrev48498.

When you edit an existing rating/comment, there's a checkbox "Other users can see this rating". I expect, that it toggles the visibility of an (embarrassing) comment to other users, but myself, I should always be able to see it. But it toggles it for my user, too...

I think that isnt really a problem, I still find my comment if I try to rate again.
But then the label would be better worded e.g. "Don't publish this rating/comment"

Change History (2)

comment:1 by stippi, 5 years ago

I don't quite agree. Certainly if the rating would be visible for you in the regular Ratings page of the package info area, it would be very confusing with any naming of the label, since that place is like the "preview" or "reference" area. What you see there is what you expect other users to see as well. So even with the current label, I would find it very wrong if users saw their own unpublished ratings in the list with the other, published ratings. And with that established, I find the label "Other users can see this rating" very clear and straight forward. You don't have to wonder what "publish" means (for example you don't have to wonder if it will be removed from the server, or whether "publish" is permanent or can be revoked later). The label as is makes this a simple toggle option which does exactly what it says.

comment:2 by humdinger, 5 years ago

I see your point.
While the "Other users can see this rating" says, as you say, exactly what it does, I think it's nonetheless worded a bit untraditionally. At least to me it sounds somehow backwards in the context of a GUI. I'm sorry I can't express it better... maybe a native speaker can chime in.

This, to me, sounds better "This rating is visible to other users". (Maybe the "This rating is" can even be omitted.)

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