Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

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Re: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

Postby Thad » Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:46 pm

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Re: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:08 pm

I understand that everyone on Reddit had seemingly been hollering for Steam to change their chat UI to basically be a copy of Discord, and that's fine, I guess.

But the inability to remove mandatory categories from my friendslist, especially for individual games, is the stupidest fucking thing they've done in a while. All of my friendslist friends are now listed in fucking TRIPLICATE in the same damn list - first by the game they're playing, then by the category I personally set for them, then by the online/offline lists. The last one's not so bad, because hey at least they're at the bottom, but the insistence of forcing game categories, and at the top of the list, with no option to remove that, IS AS OBNOXIOUS AS FUCK, VALVE.
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Re: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

Postby Mazian » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:41 pm

Add -nofriendsui to the command line in the Steam shortcut to get the old friends list back.

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Re: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:35 pm

Mazian wrote:Add -nofriendsui to the command line in the Steam shortcut to get the old friends list back.

Saw that.

I assume this will be removed at some point, but I suppose it's a workaround for now.

It's silly, because I'm not predisposed to hate the change. The chat window wastes a lot of space on buttons and banners and the friendslist missing organization options are about the only issues. Adding Discord-like features is probably a nice thing overall, if it wasn't trapped behind a shit UI.
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Re: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

Postby Mongrel » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:56 am

It's not exactly a UI issue per se, but I had to drop pre-authorized payments for my cell phone and go back to manual payments, because the charge actually goes through on the last day possible, but I want to pay it immediately on generating a bill. There's no setting to change this.

WTF guys.
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Re: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

Postby Thad » Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:00 am

You know what? Sometimes I want to use a scrollbar. By clicking. And possibly dragging.

You know why scrollbars are tiny and autohide and don't have arrows at the top and bottom on phones? Because they are goddamn phones.

I hate this shit where phone design infects desktops. There is no goddamn reason why I need to save horizontal pixels on my desktop. Give me a goddamn scrollbar that is always there, is wide enough for me to click on, and also has arrows at the top and bottom in case I want to move it more precisely than by dragging.

Like we've had since goddamn 1981 you fucking fucks.

Menubars, scrollbars -- just because a UI element is older than I am doesn't mean it's bad. Jesus Christ.

(oh I already complained about this in this thread, four years ago.)

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Re: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

Postby beatbandito » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:05 pm

Not sure how weird this is but I was setting up my Home Depot credit card account and couldn't get past the first screen as it was asking for a "postal code" and required 7 digits. I called tech services and the guy I got said it was a thing happening today for some reason that the site was routing people through Canada and giving a different screen with their requirements.

He said it was just today, and it kept happening, but no one at his call center said it could possibly be a thing on their end. My thoughts are my ISP is doing something weird and it's just people using it? Proxy was off while I did it the first time, set it to route through america specifically when he gave me a different url that would redirect to a U.S. specific version and it was all good.
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Re: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

Postby Newbie » Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:12 pm

I spent three years working at the Dep', and based on my recollection of their online employee platform ("the Apron"), the scenario you've presented makes perfect sense and is entirely characteristic of them.
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Re: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

Postby Mongrel » Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:17 pm

That's even dumber because we only use six-character postal codes in Canada.
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Re: Unforgivable Sins of UI Design

Postby beatbandito » Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:05 pm

I've been calling a lot of government lines to set stuff up.

My healthcare provider has an automated system that it really tries to force you to use. When checking my member number prior to receiving the card but after coverage starts the system will read it to you as a single, large number.

So for Instance if your member number is 11005620040 you'll hear "eleven-billion, five-million, six hundred and twenty thousand, forty". And it's like, fast, really fast.
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