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Suggestions for StickyMail Visibility
post em if ya got em
Drastic




msg:502106
 3:43 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

Many new users overlook the stickymail link, and may miss messages.

Suggestions:
Change the color of "You have mail: [###]" or
just change the color of "[###]"

Bright red, or another color contrasting the current color scheme, would stand out indicating something new, and to check it out.

Nothing would stand out, unless they actually had messages.

 

ggrot




msg:502107
 3:51 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

Make it stand out only if they have unread messages.

A small animated gif works well too. Perhaps a mail icon that bounces back and forth a couple times, then stops so that it doesnt get really annoying.

mack




msg:502108
 4:23 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

why not display the link in another color "red" and in bold... or perhaps have a stickymail popup window when a user has mail.

Macguru




msg:502109
 4:32 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

>or perhaps have a stickymail popup window when a user has mail.

<blink>AAAAAAAAHRRRRG!</blink> ;)

I would take some opt-out option on this...

Macguru




msg:502110
 4:42 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

I see the big red "O" now.

WebGuerrilla




msg:502111
 4:43 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

>>why not display the link in another color "red" and in bold...

Keep hitting refresh. It seems Brett's adding our suggestions as we speak... :)

Drastic




msg:502112
 4:43 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

Wow, that was fast. Ask and ye shall receive.

I liked it best with just the number in red with larger font. Serves the purpose without being too intrusive.

<added>
But the annoyance factor could help users keep their box empty.</added>

WebGuerrilla




msg:502113
 4:44 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)


Now if it would only show bold and read if you have new, unread mail.

rcjordan




msg:502114
 4:45 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

YEOW! THAT STANDS OUT! How about just the number in red?

mumble, mumble... now where's that 'red-blocking' script I bought?

oilman




msg:502115
 4:50 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

Dude - that is so in your face red :)

Ove




msg:502116
 4:50 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

I think everyone would see that red color now!!

/Ove

nicebloke




msg:502117
 4:58 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

How about a little dog that jumps up from behind the WMW logo, runs across the screen, then barks 'new mail, new mail', then runs away again. That should be easy to do shouldn't it?? :)

rcjordan




msg:502118
 5:00 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

>little dog that jumps up from behind the WebmasterWorld logo

nicebloke, you've been watching too many AOL commercials

lawman




msg:502119
 5:21 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

I always noticed my sticky mail anyway, but now I really notice it!

Lawman

mivox




msg:502120
 6:14 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

Make email notification of StickyMail messages "on" by default? That way, when a new user received their first StickyMail, they'd be notified at their profile email... and there could be a link at the bottom of the notification message: "To turn off email notification, visit this link: [...."...] that would send them to the SitckyMail preferences page... (make a valid email address required for registration)

A limited time animated gif (like ggrot mentioned) would also be good... set to maybe three repetitions of the animation. That way, peraps the movement would catch their eye when they loaded a page, but then stop.

Brett_Tabke




msg:502121
 6:15 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

With the current setup, doing a "you have xx NEW" mail would be very resource intensive. It would require another full parse of the users mail box.

That red should catch the newer user's eyes. I know there will be a long period of adjustment for us older members. It also should help remind the older members to keep their StickyMail box as low as they can tolerate.

The rest of the story here is that I have had StickyMail v2.0 almost done for six months. Just a question of finding the time. The last six months have been a case of one top priority trumping another top priority on a daily basis.

rcjordan




msg:502122
 6:18 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

Moving the 3 I was keeping to a "hold" folder cleared the red.

FreeBee




msg:502123
 9:42 pm on Oct 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

Jeez - that certainly got our attention! I guess that it's freed up some server space too...

Hunter




msg:502124
 12:00 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

Brett...I think you found it, that seems to work well.

mack




msg:502125
 12:41 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

ok...since i suggested the "red" text.... surely i am due some royalites on that one... you can send it by cheque or i will take Visa or American Express...

Robert Charlton




msg:502126
 6:04 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

Red worked great... I saw it instantly.

NFFC




msg:502127
 8:57 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

I would pay a fair monthly fee to have the option to turn it off. :)

caine




msg:502128
 9:25 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

I never had any problems with the old system, but by heck lad that red in bold font size 2, don't have catch my attention, i actually read and delete, so it goes away.

It does, the job, and you are right Brett, it will take some time getting used to, as it sort off destroys, the visual integrity of the site, but if everybody is happy with the change, then who am i too complain.

Woz




msg:502129
 9:30 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

NFFC,

please refer to the "Webmaster World Members Manual" Volume 5 section 12 subsection 4a paragraph 23 part 4 clause 19c and referenced precedents pertaining but not restricted to the "use of official W M W issue protective sunglasses in cases of possible hazard due to exposure of said member's ocular faculties to extreme chromatic circumstances" and resultant consequences through missuse hitherto and forthwith.

Kind regards,

Hooley & Dooley
Attorneys in Law.

caine




msg:502130
 10:04 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

>protective sunglasses in cases of possible hazard due to exposure of said member's ocular faculties to extreme chromatic circumstances

can we have a vote ? democratic process and all that !

Should it stay or go, the monthly fee option isn't a bad idea.

4eyes




msg:502131
 10:05 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

Woz

Should I send my invoice for 'sunglasses repair' direct to Hooley and Dooley?

Actually, haven't had chance to see the red bit yet as no-one loves me enough to stickymail me:(

Brett_Tabke




msg:502132
 10:05 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

NFFC's check just cleared the bank.

Woz




msg:502133
 10:11 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

4eyes,

you are exempt from said clause due to problems caused by having to change your nic!

what's the bet you get inundated with stickies???

caine




msg:502134
 10:13 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

Brett, what about replacing the old black digits, with the red, rather than the bright red scortch mark across the screen.

Woz, I'm Guilty of stickying

caine




msg:502135
 11:21 am on Oct 24, 2001 (gmt 0)

looking better Brett !

apologise possibly vague, the red one in the bold black brackets, is far better.

(edited by: caine at 11:28 am (gmt) on Oct. 24, 2001)

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