UI Proposal to reduce +1 comments

Issue #9738 wontfix
Steven Brown created an issue


First sorry if this is not right. But I've noticed AndySomerville_HAE constantly mentions "Weekly notice: +1 is no longer tracked by the system and sends email to everyone on the thread. Please use the vote link in the upper right instead.".

Now in some threads he mentions this several times thoughtout the comment list; but the first thing that struck me was that I had to scroll back to the top of the page to vote for the issue. Where as writing +1 appeared to be easier (I've not done it) as the comment reply box is closer.

Exmaple: https://bitbucket.org/site/master/issue/5811/support-two-factor-authentication-bb-7016

The Improvement:


I've circled the basic idea in red, the edit is simple (this is messy, you can polish it) and involves making the Issue Attribute Box fixed.

Now when the visitor scrolls the page the Issue Attribute box will be fixed on the right giving the appearance that it is scrolling down with the page.

Below are the details for the quick edits I made using the Chrome Developer Tools:

Then in the select the <div> as shown below: Capture10.PNG

Then again for the <div> shown below: Capture20.PNG

Here is the CSS in case it is not clear:

.aui-group>.aui-item+.aui-item {
   padding-left: 20px;
   position: relative;

.issue-attrs {
   border: 1px solid #CCC;
   border-radius: 5px;
   margin-top: 10px;
   padding: 10px;
   position: fixed;

These are only quick messy edits, they will need to be polished and be positioned correctly. But hopefully it shows you a neat way to keep the issue attribute box always visible to your larger screen audience and hopefully reduce the +1 comments because the vote but will be always within reach without having to scroll to back to the top and more importantly visible.

An idea you could use to refine it further would be to detect when the visitor has scrolled to/past the container and if so then make the container fixed.

Thanks for reading and I hope that helps.


Comments (6)

  1. Chris Somme

    Hi Steven,

    Thanks for detailed feedback and ideas. A couple of weeks ago a change went in that should make it easier to vote when making a '+1' comment. Attempting to add a '+1' will result in the following: vote.png

    Recommending against making a +1 comment and allowing the user to vote directly from the dialog.

    We have internally discussed fixing the box as you have described, and have decided against doing it for now, but we will keep your feedback in mind.

    Thanks, Chris

  2. Steven Brown reporter

    Oh that's neat! Maybe I should have tried to +1 something myself and I may have spotted that.

    I suspected that you must have considered it because that sidebar is ready and waiting for something to occupy it. I am really enjoying the new site look by the way.

    Thanks for taking the time to read.


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