Feedback from Scott Johnson on CTDATA Permalink Labeling
Dave Aiello wrote, "Scott Johnson offered some constructive criticism of CTDATA over on his weblog:"
I like CTData but whenever I want to link to something I have to remember that on that blog "Add a Comment" means "Here's the Permalink". Still its a good read.
"Isn't it nice to have readers who tell you what doesn't work well for them? I wish I gave such clear feedback to everyone I do business with."
"We started using Add a Comment... as the permalink text in a carry-over from a corporate knowledge management application that we did prior to 9/11 at a multinational financial services firm. The client wanted their site's readers to be encouraged to provide feedback."
"As we know from a number of stories posted recently on CTDATA, while commenting back to weblog may not be totally passe, it also isn't something that will be dramatically improved by including 'Add a Comment....' On the other hand, as long as we permit comments, we want to let people know that they can post them."
"The right solution probably incorporates both a comment and a permalink indicator. We'll kick this around for a few days, and see if we can come up with something that improves the user experience for everyone. In the meantime, if you have any ideas, feel free to mail me at dave_aiello at ctdata.com."