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04/30/13 18:40:22 (12 months ago)
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  • Ticket #24013, comment 29

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    11We shouldn't hide the "Add Media" button when switching formats. Example: I went to post a Status update, and couldn't include an image from the media gallery. Considering what Twitter and Facebook have taught us about the ease of including media in status updates/asides, we should probably follow suit here. 
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    3 !WordPress should be providing users with ways to manage their content, not prevent them them from accessing it sometimes but not other times. 
     3!WordPress/we should be providing users with ways to easily manage their content, not creating barriers to prevent them from accessing it sometimes but not other-times. 
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    5 It's also safe to say (from existing user testing on the other ticket) that users will experiment with different formats, because there's no direct link to see why they'd pick one over any other. If they have to switch to a Standard format to include an image in a Status update, we've complicated their experience by several clicks minimum. 
     5Based on existing user testing from the other ticket, users will experiment with different formats, mostly because there's no direct link to see why they'd pick one over any other (other than post-preview, which could maybe be more prominent too.) If users need to switch to Standard format to include an image, then switch back to Status, we've needlessly complicated the experience by several clicks. 
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    7 I think the idea is sound, but the current iteration of the collective posting UI doesn't yield a net-gain by hiding/showing the vanilla !WordPress UI elements. Somewhat tangentially, I'd almost rather we not hide the Title field and instead change the "Enter title here" text to say "Not used for this format" -- it cuts down on the jumpiness of hiding core fields, and isn't nearly as jarring to less experienced bloggers that might already be overwhelmed by the new UI. 
     7Don't get me wrong... the idea of trying to reduce UI clutter is sound, and one I generally agree with -- but, the current iteration of the collective posting UI doesn't yield a net-gain by hiding/showing the vanilla !WordPress UI elements in this regard. 
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     9Somewhat tangentially, I'd rather we not ever hide the Title field, and instead disable it and change the "Enter title here" text to say "Not used for this format" -- it will cut down on the jumpiness and unpredictability of hiding core fields that have been around for a decade, and isn't as jarring to existing users that need to learn a new UI at the same time. 
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     11(Edit: grammar, words, and added politeness.)