Forgive me if this wasn't the right place for it, but it seemed a bit too impersonal/unnecessary to write to support and I figured that it was much along the same lines as this post, so, hm.
Thanks for all the hard work, everyone! Pats on the back, all around! I'm off to play around with Core2 (which, for someone who occasionally dreams in CSS, is quite exciting).
EDIT: Oh, by the way, been meaning to mention that the semicolon is missing from the end of the last — (—) on this FAQ page.
( your thoughts? )
( LANGUAGE GUIDELINES FOR FAQ WRITERS AND SITE TRANSLATION TEAM )
The /customize/ page is currently labeled as "Select Journal Style" which is a bit clunky when referring to it -- "You can change blah blah at the Select Journal Style page"
Talked with people in IRC about this and the following options were given as suggestions:
* Journal Options
* Journal Appearance
* Journal Style
* Customize Journal Style
* Something else
So. Which do you like? What do you hate? Any other suggestions?
On /manage/moodthemes.bml I have temporarily changed this link to the 2nd option (Journal Appearance) at rho's suggestion, but this is totally open to change. (And am stating this here so I can go back and change it if necessary. Memory, I do not has it.)
Edit -- Journal Style seems to be the most popular option. So let's go with that! :D
ETA: Judges' Ruling: "users" will be replaced with "accounts" throughout translation strings where "user" or "users" cannot reasonably and logically be replaced with "you".
What are we going to do in these situations? "Individual" is too cold-corporate; "People" is misleading (because sometimes the "USER" referenced in the translation string might also be a community or communities); "Persons" has the same problem as "People" (and is grammatically-hideous into the bargain).
I'm just about ready to replace "user" with "dude or dudes"....
The problem is that some of the documentation is written with visual, spatial, or movement-specific language. To the extent possible, FAQs/sitedoc should not be written with the assumption that the eventual reader is going to be seeing the same images and screen ratios, nor that they'll be interacting with their computer with the same input devices as the writer's. On the one hand, you have people with disabilities using the site; on the other hand, you have people with an array of mobile devices using the site; and on the third hand, you have a few people out there still cruising in lynx, because they're Richard Stallman. (Not to mention that we'll support different siteschemes, and people will do all manner of funky things with their journal styles.)
I'm going to do a first sweep through the FAQ docs as currently written, but I strongly suggest you guys hook up with the Accessibility team for more expert advice. (For instance, I am unsure about whether or not dropdown menu is a term that is meaningful on a screenreader.) My inexpert advice is that, wherever possible, instead of describing a visual element, you include the image and its alt-text as it will appear on the site (maybe with a note that it's the site default?), and if you can skip the visual element and just link to the thingy in question, that's even better.
By visuospatiai issue, I mean that the FAQ says "perform this motion" for interacting with the site, or "item found to the left of second item" or "choose the [textual description of image] to accomplish task" Any language which requires the user to be seeing the same site visually or using the mouse or keyboard like the writer.
Additionally, all link text should be meaningful ("Choose your sitescheme" instead of "click here to"), and, a title attribute should be set when the link text doesn't match the page title of the page the link refers to.
FYI Each tab of my account settings has a URL, so you can link directly to that tab.
( FAQ's w/ visuospatial language )
P.S. Psst. forthwritten. May want to include site-specific URL forms in What Dreamwidth specific markup can I use?. All the lj were replaced with site.
Personally, of the three mentioned in the subject line, I would prefer to use Administrator, or at a push, Moderator, but we could also use something else entirely. Thoughts?
I think the directory is a silly name, and a quick straw-poll of IRC agreed with me. Not quite sure what we should rename it to though. Ideas mooted on IRC were:
advanced user search
advanced journal search
Any thought and preferences or better ideas?
The poll itself was next to useless, but the comments were very illuminating. Several trends emerged:
- having "profile" in the name is misleading, as the only thing the menu has to do with the profile is the fact that it's located there
- "action" describes the menu better than "navigation", but it's still not quite right
Several people proposed "user interactions menu" or "networking menu". I'm reluctant to use "netwoking menu", as "Network" has a specific meaning in DW (it's the friendsfriends function). I'm also reluctant to use "user" in the menu name, as a similar menu appears on comms and feeds.
After reviewing all these arguments, I'm making an executive decision because someone has to. The menu shall henceforth be known as the Interactions Menu. If you've got an objection, now is the time to argue it :)
(Also, can someone tell me whether "interactions" should be in the plural or singular? I like it in the plural, but I'm not a native speaker.)
Thanks to all who participated and commented!
I'm thinking that we should tracking specifically for referring to tracking of comments/entries, but use notifications in a more general sense. So for instance, you would receive a notification when someone adds you to their circle or you might receive a notification when someone comments on an entry you're tracking, but you wouldn't track people adding you to their circle. The inbox would still be referred to as the inbox, so all notifications would go to the inbox, and you also have the option of having them emaiiled to you.
Does this seem sensible to people?
I'm trying to come up with a suitable name for the short menu that's on the profile, to the right of the statistics. I've checked other FAQs, and I see I'm not the only one who's stumped by the problem :)
Would profile menu, or maybe profile navigation menu, be clear enough, or do any of you have better ideas?