Closed Bug 747298 Opened 8 years ago Closed 8 years ago
Find a way to introduce users to the "Followup" button for newsgroups
912 bytes, patch
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7.21 KB, patch
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In newsgroups, "reply" in the message header used to mean "followup to newsgroup", but now it means "reply to sender", since we have a dedicated "followup" button. This might confuse people who are used to hitting reply. We should do some or all of the following: * Hide the reply button in newsgroups for one release to help users migrate * Add a tooltip on the reply button that says "Reply to the sender of this message" * Rename the reply button to "Reply to Sender"
Jim would you have time to make a patch for this ?
This is a simple patch; it just hides the reply button in newsgroups in order to force people to adjust to the followup button. It should only go on aurora.
Assignee: nobody → squibblyflabbetydoo
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Attachment #623028 - Flags: review?(bwinton)
This patch just changes some strings to make the tooltip for the reply button clearer. We could also call it "Reply to Sender" as suggested above, but my recollection is that bwinton didn't like that option.
Comment on attachment 623029 [details] [diff] [review] Patch for Central (clarify the tooltip of the reply button) [checked in comment 7] I like the new string! ui-r=me, and the code seems fine, so r=me, too.
Comment on attachment 623028 [details] [diff] [review] Patch for Aurora (hide the "reply" button in newsgroups) So, I'm not sure that we really want to do this. I think, given that we're proposing to revert the change in the next release, we might be better off (and get fewer complaints about missing buttons) if we just skip this part. So, uh, I guess that makes it r=me, but ui-r-…
Roland, what's your opinion on the following, in terms of support (all of the below applies to the message header): in TB 13, the "reply" button in a newsgroup means "post a message to the newsgroup". In TB 14+, this is called "followup" to comply with GNKSA, and "reply" nows means "reply to the sender of the message." There are two ways we can handle this: 1) In TB 14, rename the reply button to "followup"; in TB 15 add the "reply" (to sender button) 2) Do both steps of (1) in TB 14. The downside of (2) is that people might just keep clicking "reply" and get confused that it does something different. (1) would fix this by making it clearer that "followup" is the proper button, but bwinton fears that people might be annoyed that we "hid" the reply button.
Comment on attachment 623029 [details] [diff] [review] Patch for Central (clarify the tooltip of the reply button) [checked in comment 7] Checked in the comm-central version (the one with the string change): http://hg.mozilla.org/comm-central/rev/195128ad5ee2
Attachment #623029 - Attachment description: Patch for Central (clarify the tooltip of the reply button) → Patch for Central (clarify the tooltip of the reply button) [checked in comment 7]
Comment on attachment 623028 [details] [diff] [review] Patch for Aurora (hide the "reply" button in newsgroups) Switching to ui-r+ per IRC. [Approval Request Comment] Regression caused by (bug #): bug 718342 User impact if declined: Possible confusion about what the "reply" button does Testing completed (on c-c, etc.): Tested in local builds Risk to taking this patch (and alternatives if risky): This is extremely low-risk, and would only serve to help migrate users from the old-and-busted "reply" (to newsgroup) button to the more-precisely-named "followup" button. However, it's not strictly *needed*, as nothing's actually broken. It's just potentially confusing for existing users.
Attachment #623028 - Flags: approval-comm-beta? → approval-comm-beta+
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