[development] Usability: module idea

Dries Buytaert dries.buytaert at gmail.com
Sat Oct 14 11:22:01 UTC 2006

The Drupal APC usability report (http://drupal.org/node/83806) has  
several suggestions for improving error messages, help texts, etc.   
For example, on page 13 ('detect errors automatically') they  
recommend: consider providing a link to help besides error message or  
provide an option for more verbose error reporting.

Maybe it would be a good idea to create a small module that extends  
help text and error messages with a rating widget?

   "Was this error message useful? [*****]"

The response should get send to Drupal.org and then we can prioritize  
problematic messages.  We could ship this module with the Drupal 5.0  
betas but leave it out once the final release ships.  Seems like a  
fun little module that could make a huge difference.  Ideal for  
people who want to learn jQuery and AJAX.

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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