Alphabetically sort of "Select forum" dialog box
Thread poster: Yaotl Altan

Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Mexico
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Sep 13, 2010

I'd like to sort alphabetically the "Select forum" dialog box in order to make choices easier and faster when browsing the site.

Thank you.


 

Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 16:28
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Before and after Sep 14, 2010

Today:
ex4.jpg

The red ellipse shows us that there's no alphabetical order.


Tomorrow:
ex5.jpg
The green ellipse is alphabetically sorted and ready to order more fields in the future.


 

Heinrich Pesch  Identity Verified
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Why? Sep 14, 2010

When I go and select a forum, I have no idea how it is called. In any case I must search first the group and then read the subentries. The present order is quite logical.
The entries for non-English fora are already in alphabetical order. There it makes sense.
Regards
Heinrich


 

Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 16:28
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Slovenliness Sep 14, 2010

The image given byt that dialog box is not neat if we look at:
- Business of Translation..
- Language studies
- Technical
- CAT Tools...

When I go and select a forum, I have no idea how it is called. In any case I must search first the group and then read the subentries. The present order is quite


Exactly, once these changes are applied, people searching the groups, will find the proper choice faster.


 

Tomás Cano Binder, BA, CT  Identity Verified
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Colours Sep 14, 2010

Red circle, green circle... I hope they are not broadcasting too many "BEFORE (ugly)... NOW (beautiful)" ads in Mexican TV!icon_wink.gif

As for the suggestion, I think the topics are so broad, and the list so short, that there would be no big benefit in sorting them. Perhaps people are already used to knowing where they are in the list. I don't see the need to sort them, if you ask me.


 

Yaotl Altan  Identity Verified
Mexico
Local time: 16:28
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Not too logical Sep 14, 2010

Tomás Cano Binder, CT wrote:

Red circle, green circle... I hope they are not broadcasting too many "BEFORE (ugly)... NOW (beautiful)" ads in Mexican TV!icon_wink.gif


I think graphical examples are far better than verbal rejections.


As for the suggestion, I think the topics are so broad, and the list so short, that there would be no big benefit in sorting them. Perhaps people are already used to knowing where they are in the list. I don't see the need to sort them, if you ask me.


That's not logical. My granfather used to store his screwdrivers in the kitchen, close to the cups. Yes, we in the family, knew where the scredrivers were every time we needed them but that was not their place. icon_smile.gif

Then, how come we have non-alphabetically sorted items in the Language studies forums, while keeping an alphabetically-sorted Non-English forums

The first image depicts the current status of the Non-English forums:
ex6.jpg


The second image depicts how it would look if we think there's no big benefit in sorting them:
ex7.jpg


 


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