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The big Vote button

by MonkPaul (Friar)
on Aug 25, 2005 at 15:17 UTC ( #486584=monkdiscuss: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

To all you voters out there,

I was wondering why there was no "Vote" button at the top of the page, with me having to scroll to the bottom each time, even when if i want to vote the tops ones.

I was also thinking of some kind of Ctrl shortcut or something to cast the vote without having to press the button, in case this is a probelm to add it to the top.

Just an idea, and not really high priority but some consideration to the lazy ones out there (including myself).
MonkPaul.

Comment on The big Vote button
Re: The big Vote button
by Fletch (Chancellor) on Aug 25, 2005 at 15:27 UTC

    I have this funny key "End" on my keyboard that jumps to the "Vote" button. I guess Apple just mislabled it at the factory . . .

    --
    We're looking for people in ATL

      That's funny, my 'end' key takes me to the bottom of the page, which isn't necessarily where the 'Vote' button is.

Re: The big Vote button
by grinder (Bishop) on Aug 25, 2005 at 16:56 UTC
    there was no "Vote" button at the top of the page

    Maybe the button is at the bottom on the off chance that people will read all the replies, and that maybe a reply posted at a later date is perhaps more deserving of your vote? Seems a pity to vote only on first posts.

    In a similar vein, the voting radio buttons should be at the end of a reply, because it's only after you have read the node that you are in a position to make up your mind? In which case having to scroll back up (Whether physically or ocularly) is a slight useability problem.

    I've always thought this should be user-configurable but having looked at the codebase I find the task of adding a new option to userprefs a little daunting. One of these days...

    - another intruder with the mooring in the heart of the Perl

Re: The big Vote button
by xdg (Monsignor) on Aug 25, 2005 at 17:11 UTC

    If you know some CSS, you can do a lot with custom CSS in your user settings. Try this -- it should pin the vote button to the upper left of your window:

    input[name="sexisgreat"] { position: fixed; top: 0px; left: 0px; z-index:1; }

    For another "look", add these lines.

    padding: 5px; border: 2px solid red;

    Play around until you're happy with it.

    -xdg

    Code written by xdg and posted on PerlMonks is public domain. It is provided as is with no warranties, express or implied, of any kind. Posted code may not have been tested. Use of posted code is at your own risk.

Re: The big Vote button
by tlm (Prior) on Aug 25, 2005 at 23:41 UTC

    I just hit [Enter] after I've chosen my votes. No need to hunt for "the big Vote button." (Firefox on Linux Debian, though I'd be mildly surprised if the behavior were different with, say, IE xxx on Windows xxx.)

    the lowliest monk

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