Username hover card under topic link is extremely annoying
Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:31 AM
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 11:50 AM
would work better if it was linked to the avatar rather than its current trigger
in fact would suggest could be better if both members name and date could be the "last post" link and avatar as the profile link ?
Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:00 PM
Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:21 PM
Initially I click on the IPBoard link on the main forum page
Note where my cursor is
then that brings me to the topic page
with my cursor in the perfect position for me to use the scroll wheel and scroll down and accidently mouse over the user name and pop up the hover card.
- NeilC likes this
Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:44 PM
To be honest I would rather have the benefit of it and a few false positives than the old system.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:47 PM
Posted 14 June 2011 - 12:59 PM
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 01:33 PM
The pop up takes almost 2 sec to start...I don t see this as being an issue as the position of your mouse on the screen can not be predicted hence the only way to fix this issue for you would be to force a click instead of a hover function.
Less clicks is better. To avoid accidental hovers you can set your delay to a longer time so that this issue would be fixed on your board.
- SandraS and Alan like this
Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:11 PM
Has anyone else found this to be extremely distracting and annoying. Most times when browsing the topic list I will have my mouse over near that side of the screen and many times I'll get a user card popup without intending it. I think for usernames under the topic link the hover should be removed and changed to a click.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:15 PM
Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:20 PM
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 02:54 PM
I think it adds a sense of community to the board by showing what the other person is reading/doing as well as displaying their most recent status update. Encouraging people to use the status update I think is essential.
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:27 PM
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 03:45 PM
OP: I can understand it must be very hard for you to move the mouse a couple of centimeters to the right.... but not everybody's like that
It's about usability. When clicking through to a forum from the index page, a user should be able to scroll up and down the topic list and easily click on a topic of interest to them. Why should a user need to move their mouse / pointer a few centimetres to the right to avoid hovercards? (or for that matter, why should they have to move their pointer over to the right to get to something useful - the topic preview, when a more intuitive position for it would be to immediately to the left of the topic title. But that's probably an argument for another topic)
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Posted 14 June 2011 - 04:14 PM
Scrolling is for moving up and down on the page, moving the mouse is for moving the cursor on the current scrollwindow.
Scroll is NOT for moving the cursor. If you've learned to browse like that then I'm sorry for you.
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