Closed Bug 1195860 Opened 6 years ago Closed 6 years ago

Change "Ship It" and "Publish" buttons/links to clarify behavior


(MozReview Graveyard :: General, defect, P2)



(Not tracked)



(Reporter: jaws, Assigned: gps)




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The buttons within MozReview can be quite confusing.

"Review" could be considered a noun or a verb, and in the buttons at the top of the page it is used as a verb, but clicking "Review" doesn't actually let you "review" the code, it allows you to finalize the review and append some general comments.

Whereas "Ship it!" also finalizes the review but doesn't provide an area for general comments.

I think "review" doesn't grant r+ but I can't remember if there is the ability to grant it from there as well. These two should probably be merged. I would suggest removing "ship it!" and changing the "review" name to "finalize review...".
That's a pretty good idea.  I wonder how many people would miss having a single button to ship it/r+, though... I guess we could try. :)
Priority: -- → P2
I'll take this.
Assignee: nobody → gps
mozreview: consolidate buttons for publishing reviews (bug 1195860); r?mdoglio

The review request page currently has many buttons/links related to
publishing/submitting review:

1) A "Review" text link in the actions list that opens the review
2) A "Ship It" text link in the actions list that submits the current
   review and marks it as ship it.
3) A "Edit Review" button in the review banner that opens the review
4) A "Publish" button in the review banner that publishes the review
   as-is, with no dialog for confirmation.

The redundancy in buttons and subtle nuances in behavior are confusing.
Many are confused what each button does. "Does it open a dialog for
additional confirmation or not?" "Why are there multiple review
buttons." "Reviews is a noun but it seems to perform an action."

This commit attempts to reduce confusion by:

1) Removing the "Publish" and "Ship It" buttons.
2) Changing the text of "Edit Review" to "Finish Review" so people have
   a hint that clicking it will finalize the review.
3) Changing the text of "Review" to "Finish Review" so it is a verb
   (like other text in the actions list) and so it matches the text
   in the review banner.

The new UI is simpler and consistent.

The simplicity does come at a price: power users no longer can click a
single button to publish or ship it a review. Instead, they must open
the review dialog and click "Publish Review" there. Since many new users
were confused by the various buttons, I think this trade-off is
acceptable. If people miss the old functionality, we can always add it
back in somehow, preferably with better UI to indicate what exactly is
going to happen. For now, we favor simplicity.
Attachment #8653261 - Flags: review?(mdoglio)
Attachment #8653261 - Flags: review?(mdoglio) → review+
Comment on attachment 8653261 [details]
MozReview Request: mozreview: consolidate buttons for publishing reviews (bug 1195860); r?mdoglio

Ship It!
Closed: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Summary: "Ship it!" doesn't provide the ability to add a general comment like "Review" does → Change "Ship It" and "Publish" buttons/links to clarify behavior
Blocks: 1212197
Blocks: 1248043
Product: Developer Services → MozReview
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