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Remove flavor text for action buttons

Authored by epriestley on Apr 18 2014, 10:58 PM.


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rPf1245f4f3421: Remove flavor text for action buttons

A small but appreciable number of users find flavor on buttons confusing. Remove this flavor. This retains flavor in headers, error messages, etc., which doesn't cause confusion.

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chad edited edge metadata.Apr 18 2014, 11:12 PM

I only personally felt that 'Scuttle' was confusing. Has there been more concerns from the community lately?

epriestley added a comment.EditedApr 18 2014, 11:25 PM

"Clowncopterize" gets objected to with reasonable frequency.

I like this flavor, and "Clowncopterize" has a long history, but on the balance I think these flavorful labels are probably a net negative for the product. A small number of users find them actively confusing, and a small number of users don't find them confusing but are turned off by them or find them annoying or unprofessional or whatever else. While I think the majority of users don't have trouble with them, they aren't really all that funny or interesting.

In comparison, I haven't seen any confusion over the flavorful headers, and the flavorful error texts and features like "close out of spite" get reasonably consistent positive feedback.

btrahan accepted this revision.Apr 19 2014, 12:24 AM
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This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Apr 19 2014, 12:24 AM
chad added a comment.Apr 19 2014, 12:30 AM

can we leave clowncopterize?

I think "Clowncopterize" is the worst of these (and generates the most complaints) -- at least "Scuttle Task" sort of means "Close Task".

Once i18n is a little further along we could maybe bring this back as a translation or something?

epriestley closed this revision.Apr 19 2014, 12:51 AM
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Closed by commit rPf1245f4f3421 (authored by @epriestley).

long live Clowncopterize.

So disappointed by this :(
Though I didn't notice for almost a month, so maybe not THAT concerned.


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chad added a comment.Jul 30 2014, 8:07 PM

Well now we know how far behind HEAD Facebook is.

miorel added a subscriber: miorel.Nov 6 2015, 6:28 PM