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LWN's unreliable 2014 predictions

LWN's unreliable 2014 predictions

Posted Jan 3, 2014 0:25 UTC (Fri) by dirtyepic (subscriber, #30178)
In reply to: LWN's unreliable 2014 predictions by dirtyepic
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And of course just now I see the button that does just that... How have I missed it all this time?


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Posted Jan 3, 2014 22:51 UTC (Fri) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954) [Link]

I can't find any such button today, so I guess it's not hard to miss.

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Posted Jan 3, 2014 22:56 UTC (Fri) by jake (editor, #205) [Link]

> I can't find any such button today, so I guess it's not hard to miss.

Should be at the bottom of the article (and before the comments) between the "Send a free link" and "Post a comment" buttons.

jake

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Posted Jan 3, 2014 22:57 UTC (Fri) by corbet (editor, #1) [Link]

It's a "project leader" subscriber feature. So you can have it, just insert money :)

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Posted Jan 4, 2014 0:39 UTC (Sat) by giraffedata (subscriber, #1954) [Link]

This feels a lot like those programs where options don't appear on the menu unless you're in the mode where they would work, e.g. logged in or with something in a list checked. These have raised much ire in me as I've scouted around saying, "Where did it go? I'm sure it was right _here_" and asking for help and hearing, "Are you blind? just go the to XYZ menu."

That's what "grayed out" was invented for.

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Posted Jan 4, 2014 4:24 UTC (Sat) by corbet (editor, #1) [Link]

Understood, but I also get irritable with web sites that tease you with things they won't let you do. So I've tried to avoid that.

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Posted Jan 4, 2014 5:03 UTC (Sat) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

In this case I think it's reasonable to have a subtle hint at the capabilities available for the project leader subscription level. You have to go digging to find what it provides. A little subtle advertisement may be helpful.

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Posted Jan 9, 2014 8:02 UTC (Thu) by farnz (subscriber, #17727) [Link]

It might be sensible to provide links to screenshots or full descriptions showing the extras you get at each level on the subscription page (linked from the descriptions). That way, people using the site every day don't get teased by things they can't do, but people who've already started down the route of giving you money know what they'll get for it.


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