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Re: wp-hackers Digest, Vol 132, Issue 1

C.J.S. Hayward
I'm a bit confused by the claim I was advancing religious or philosophical
positions. I was writing more out of puzzlement that a basic usability
finding, that visited and unvisited links should at least be different
colors (mentioned in a mainstream usability venue in 1996 and not clear
then; reiterated with slight relaxation of a strict hardliner position in
2011, and also repeated by another cardinally important author in 2014),
and this is not an obscure detail, but *important to Jakob Nielsen enough
to consistently make a top 10 list*...

Can you see why I might be puzzled if twentysixteen gives me complete
freedom in choosing one color for all links, but does not provide
facilities to give one color for unvisited links, and another for visited
links, and surprised to some degree in dealing with Wordpress afficionados,
who here state that I was advancing a philosophical or religious opinion? I
mentioned religion in the writeup post very briefly and to set the stage;
my attempt was to push for decisions based on cognitive science research
etc. rather than personal feelings about a color scheme...
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Re: wp-hackers Digest, Vol 132, Issue 1

J.D. Grimes
Hi C.J.S.,

I think the best way to report this would be to open an issue on GitHub where the 2016 theme was developed: https://github.com/WordPress/twentysixteen


> On Feb 5, 2016, at 8:17 AM, C.J.S. Hayward <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I'm a bit confused by the claim I was advancing religious or philosophical
> positions. I was writing more out of puzzlement that a basic usability
> finding, that visited and unvisited links should at least be different
> colors (mentioned in a mainstream usability venue in 1996 and not clear
> then; reiterated with slight relaxation of a strict hardliner position in
> 2011, and also repeated by another cardinally important author in 2014),
> and this is not an obscure detail, but *important to Jakob Nielsen enough
> to consistently make a top 10 list*...
>
> Can you see why I might be puzzled if twentysixteen gives me complete
> freedom in choosing one color for all links, but does not provide
> facilities to give one color for unvisited links, and another for visited
> links, and surprised to some degree in dealing with Wordpress afficionados,
> who here state that I was advancing a philosophical or religious opinion? I
> mentioned religion in the writeup post very briefly and to set the stage;
> my attempt was to push for decisions based on cognitive science research
> etc. rather than personal feelings about a color scheme...
> --
> [image: Christos Jonathan Seth Hayward] <http://jonathanscorner.com/>
> C.J.S. Hayward, Author, UX / Usability Specialist.
> If you're looking for a Bible that's a little like an Orthodox King James
> Version, you might consider the *Classic Orthodox Bible
> <http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0692525548>*.
> If you read *one webpage* out of everything I wrote, you might read *Doxology
> <https://cjshayward.com/doxology/>*.
>
> *Email* <[hidden email]> • *Books and Kindle <http://cjsh.name/>* • *Flagship
> Website <https://cjshayward.com/>*
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Re: A n00b's rough road

Stephen Rider
Hi —

I didn’t mean “political” in a literal sense, but in the sense that your question was soliciting highly subjective opinion. Stack Exchange is for (reasonably) objective technical questions, not debates.  I totally see the point of raising the question, but StackExchange is not the proper place to raise it.  That’s why they got after you.

> On Feb 5, 2016, at 7:43 AM, J.D. Grimes <[hidden email]> wrote:
> I think the best way to report this would be to open an issue on GitHub where the 2016 theme was developed: https://github.com/WordPress/twentysixteen


This is a better idea.

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> On Feb 5, 2016, at 8:17 AM, C.J.S. Hayward <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> I'm a bit confused by the claim I was advancing religious or philosophical
> positions. I was writing more out of puzzlement that a basic usability
> finding, that visited and unvisited links should at least be different
> colors (mentioned in a mainstream usability venue in 1996 and not clear
> then; reiterated with slight relaxation of a strict hardliner position in
> 2011, and also repeated by another cardinally important author in 2014),
> and this is not an obscure detail, but *important to Jakob Nielsen enough
> to consistently make a top 10 list*...
>
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Re: A n00b's rough road

Chris Williams-9
Stephen and JD are exactly right.

There is also the fact that your post here was dramatically TL;DR.  Like 6-10X too long.

Anywhere you go, ask a question -> get an answer.  Post a novel -> get critiqued on style points.




On 2/5/16, 8:46 AM, "wp-hackers on behalf of Stephen Rider" <[hidden email] on behalf of [hidden email]> wrote:

>Hi —
>
>I didn’t mean “political” in a literal sense, but in the sense that your question was soliciting highly subjective opinion. Stack Exchange is for (reasonably) objective technical questions, not debates.  I totally see the point of raising the question, but StackExchange is not the proper place to raise it.  That’s why they got after you.
>
>> On Feb 5, 2016, at 7:43 AM, J.D. Grimes <[hidden email]> wrote:
>> I think the best way to report this would be to open an issue on GitHub where the 2016 theme was developed: https://github.com/WordPress/twentysixteen
>
>
>This is a better idea.
>
>--
>Stephen Rider
>
>[hidden email]
>http://striderweb.com/nerdaphernalia
>
>
>
>> On Feb 5, 2016, at 8:17 AM, C.J.S. Hayward <[hidden email]> wrote:
>>
>> I'm a bit confused by the claim I was advancing religious or philosophical
>> positions. I was writing more out of puzzlement that a basic usability
>> finding, that visited and unvisited links should at least be different
>> colors (mentioned in a mainstream usability venue in 1996 and not clear
>> then; reiterated with slight relaxation of a strict hardliner position in
>> 2011, and also repeated by another cardinally important author in 2014),
>> and this is not an obscure detail, but *important to Jakob Nielsen enough
>> to consistently make a top 10 list*...
>>
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