Version 2.0 testing feedback
TASK #4: What are your initial impressions of the tool? What stands out to you? Do you find something particularly eye-catching? Confusing?
Clean, pleasant design.
TASK #5: Could you figure out how to write and style a comment in the tool's
visual mode do so? What did you think of this experience?
Easily, using the icons on the right. On a wide screen the styling buttons are quite far on the right edge from the area where my mouse is typically (above the text). What comes to my mind is that these are on the left in reddit and gmail.
TASK #6: Could you figure out how to ping someone who has commented in the section you are replying in? What did you think of this experience?
Easily, using @ key. On second thought Flow has a specific button for it which I miss.
TASK #7: Could you figure out how to ping someone who has not commented in the section you are replying in? What did you think of this experience?
I had to guess typing more of the intended name will eventually offer that name. This is the best functionality imo, but some hint that this functionality exists might be helpful.
TASK #8: Could you figure out how to edit a ping so someone different is notified? What did you think of this experience?
I've clicked on the name and used the visual link editor. Things got difficult from there.
- Having "User:" in the link was surprising and I might have edited that part by mistake.
- Users without userpage are not offered by the look-ahead search.
- I've chosen a userpage, but the link text did not update, I had to find out how to do that too.
Tl;dr: the visual link editor is not suitable for this, however, such editor might not be necessary. The ping can be simply deleted and redone. Might be safer to disable the link editor for pings.
TASK #9: Could you figure out how to see the comment you were writing in the
visual mode, in the
source mode before posting the comment to the talk page? What – if any – part the wikitext looked different from how you expected?
Yes. The interface is familiar from GitHub. The wikitext looked as I expected.
TASK #10: Could you figure out how to post the comment you had written in Tasks #1 - #9 to the talk page?
Easily. The terms message and the watch page checkbox is thoughtfully positioned.
TASK #11: Does the diff you created by posting a comment look as you expected? What – if anything – were you surprised to see?
OVERALL: If there are other comments or questions you would like to make the team aware of, please write them here.
Generally, this tool is awesome. A "major leap".