[messaging] between fingerprint transcription and comparison

Tom Ritter tom at ritter.vg
Mon Mar 10 17:00:00 PDT 2014

On 10 March 2014 11:15, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg at fifthhorseman.net> wrote:
>> I do like the idea of presenting it in multiple parts, with say the
>> last 3/4 ths blurred unintelligibly, then the first 1/4 and last 1/2,
>> etc.  You get a four-part question, but the user doesn't see it as the
>> same question.
> hm, i like this, but it seems like instead of the user learning a
> "click-OK-to-get-on-with-it" patter, they might now learn the
> "click-OK,click-OK,click-OK,click-OK-to-get-on-with-it" pattern.
> I guess you could have them select each sub group from a pool of close
> matches (plus "none of these" maybe?) at each stage, though, so that
> they do actually have to look at the data.

Quite, that's what I meant - they still have to choose the correct
one, but now they progress through the fingerprint in separate chunks.
They have an easily defined and understood completion point and they
don't feel like it's repeat questions.


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