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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 9:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 09:14 pm:

The "something put there to be useful", is it part of the user interface? it is some words that appear as information given to the user - to that extent, it is "part of the interface" a button? or more something like a function?
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 9:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So, some words in the UI affect the way the users write, correct? If so, is the meaning of the words relevant? Is there a typo and most IM-users make the same typo? probably thinking it's the right way to write?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 11:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 09:47 pm:

So, some words in the UI affect the way the users write, correct? not quite - some words in the UI make it surprising that the users can type at all If so, is the meaning of the words relevant? yes Is there a typo and most IM-users make the same typo? no probably thinking it's the right way to write? well, an awful lot of people make errors believing them to be the correct way to write. But this puzzle is not about such people, nor such errors.
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 11:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Is it some sort of notification message that tells you about the status of other users?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 11:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Wednesday, May 04, 2005 - 11:38 pm:

Is it some sort of notification message that tells you about the status of other users? yes, indeed - well done :)
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 12:11 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

...which can be interpreted in a way that would suggest they would have trouble typing?
Is this the intended interpretation?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 12:13 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 12:11 am:

...which can be interpreted in a way that would suggest they would have trouble typing? yes
Is this the intended interpretation? no
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 12:17 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it suggest that they are doing something else with their hands? that they are far away from their keyboards? that there is some physical obstacle in their way? that there is something wrong with them?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 12:55 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 12:17 am:

Does it suggest that they are doing something else with their hands? no that they are far away from their keyboards? no that there is some physical obstacle in their way? no that there is something wrong with them? yes, for svv of "wrong"
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 1:09 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it suggest that they are in some condition (physically? mentally?) which renders them unable to: type? use their hands at all? think clearly?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 1:24 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By John Morahan (Wunderland) on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 01:09 am:

Does it suggest that they are in some condition (physically? this one mentally?) which renders them unable to: type? yes use their hands at all? yes think clearly? no
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 9:35 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Which status description is relevant (guessing here since I don't know the program): online? recently been online? offline? friends list? blocked?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 9:38 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 09:35 am:

Which status description is relevant (guessing here since I don't know the program): online? this one, but there is a little more to it than that... recently been online? offline? friends list? blocked?
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 10:52 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Does it suggest the user has no hands? cannot move at all? "unarmed" relevant?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 11:58 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 10:52 am:

Does it suggest the user has no hands? cannot move at all? this one "unarmed" relevant? no, but good thinking :)
Benjamin Moore (Zenith)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 2:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

on the phone?
away?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 2:23 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Benjamin Moore (Zenith) on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 02:15 pm:

on the phone?
away? not this - a generic term for being neither online nor offline...
Haenlomal (Haenlomal)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 3:42 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

AFK?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 3:53 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Haenlomal (Haenlomal) on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 03:42 pm:


AFK? no - just a common English word...
Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 4:11 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

bound? connecting? logged?
David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 4:58 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

By Martin Schwenk (Trickymartin) on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 04:11 pm:

bound? connecting? logged? no, but some good ideas there :)
John Morahan (Wunderland)
Posted on Thursday, May 05, 2005 - 5:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

frozen?