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Old 12-20-2006, 09:22 PM   #1
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Relabel "0 Reply Threads" to "Zero Reply Threads"


This is about as unimportant a comment as possible, but I wanted to suggest changing "0 Reply Threads" to "Zero Reply Threads". To me, the appearance of the "0 Reply" link looks like it might be some sort of attempt at indentation, or that they are somehow a sub-class of New Posts, which they aren't, and explicitly labeling the link as "Zero Reply Threads" is clearer.

This is only a cosmetic issue, but I figure I'd throw it out there
 
Old 12-21-2006, 12:17 AM   #2
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While I agree that would probably make more sense, I imagine the reason they used a 0 was that adding 3 more characters to that line would enlarge the "Main Menu" textbox or do a line-wrap like the "LQ Wiki Most Wanted" line just below '0 Reply Theads'.

Just a thought, Jeremy or one of the web admins could confirm or deny it.
 
Old 12-21-2006, 05:35 PM   #3
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Really "Zero Reply Threads" is still the same length as "TreoQuestions.org". Tried using Platypus.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 03:53 PM   #4
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Any other thoughts on this? I've always thought of it with a "0" as opposed to a "Zero" for some reason, but I'm fine with whatever most members' think gets the point across. Incidentally, at least in FF, "LQ Wiki Most Wanted" doesn't wrap for me.

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Old 12-23-2006, 06:59 PM   #5
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After looking and staring for several minutes, I'd agree that changing it to Zero instead of 0 makes sense. Got my vote.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 08:37 PM   #6
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I have a different sugggestion. How about chaning it to "Unanswered Threads".
 
Old 12-23-2006, 09:17 PM   #7
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It might be that I'm on 1024x768 and a larger resolution would stop the "LQ Wiki Most Wanted" from line-wrapping
 
Old 12-23-2006, 09:41 PM   #8
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I think reddazz's suggestion of "Unanswered Threads" looks better, but "Zero Reply Thread" would definitely better than "0 Reply Threads". "Unanswered Threads" is better English (I think).

I think this should also be changed in the "Quick Links" drop down menu at the top of the page.

--Ian

Last edited by IBall; 12-23-2006 at 09:43 PM.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 10:03 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IBall
I think reddazz's suggestion of "Unanswered Threads" looks better, but "Zero Reply Thread" would definitely better than "0 Reply Threads". "Unanswered Threads" is better English (I think).

I think this should also be changed in the "Quick Links" drop down menu at the top of the page.

--Ian
Although it sounds nice, it's kind of misleading. Of course threads with 0 replies are unanswered but there are thread with replies that are still unanswered or unresolved. I think using something like that would indicate to some members that there's an option to tag threads as resolved, etc.
 
Old 12-23-2006, 11:49 PM   #10
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"Zero replies threads" is more unambiguous and plain than "Unanswered threads". I agree with that.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 01:06 AM   #11
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"Zero replies threads" is more unambiguous and plain than "Unanswered threads". I agree with that.
OK, good point.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 06:23 AM   #12
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/me is jumping on the "zero reply" bandwagon.
 
Old 12-24-2006, 11:12 AM   #13
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I also like the idea of changing the "0" to "Zero".
 
Old 12-24-2006, 10:47 PM   #14
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Also how about "Threads without replies"?
 
Old 12-25-2006, 12:28 PM   #15
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Also how about "Threads without replies"?
It is longer than "LQ Wiki Most Wanted", though it will not wrap for Jeremy.
 
  


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