in reply to Message Inbox nit

What I don't like is how it takes three clicks to delete a message. The coder/designer did not adhere to the principle of "simple operations should be easy; hard operations should be doable".

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Re^2: Message Inbox nit
by demerphq (Chancellor) on Jun 23, 2006 at 18:43 UTC

    Hmm. "The designer" is me. So you might as well s!coder/designer!demerphq!;

    And feel free to propose a better approach.


      How about a delete button next to each message? To delete multiple messages, the user would fall back to the current interface.
      Pro: Single click for a common operation. (Was: click + long move + click + drag + click.)
      Con: Uses up a lot of screen real estate.

      If the above takes up too much screen real estate, the drop box could be replaced with
      Move selected to: [ Inbox ] [ Archive ] [ Deleted ]
      Pro: Removes a click+drag, an operation requiring a fair bit of precision.
      Pro: The options are not hidden in a drop box.
      Con: Not forward compabtible if support for more folders is added.

        Con: Not forward compabtible if support for more folders is added.

        You mean like the ones that people can configure via message settings? :-)

        And IMO a button per message is too much.

        Dont get this reply wrong, im still interested in alternatives...


Re^2: Message Inbox nit
by ambrus (Abbot) on Jun 23, 2006 at 17:10 UTC
    For simple operations, you just type the message in the chatterbox. You don't have to go to the message inbox. Of course, that kind of "simple operation" also has its disadvantage: the username and the "/msg []" characters count towards the 256 character limit in that case.
      I was talking about deleting (not sending) a message.