Task #6516

Rename "GameSpy" bookmark to "GameSpy's Server list", and the "Favorites" to the "Favorite/User's servers".

Added by Anunnaki about 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:12/05/2009
Priority:Trivial Due date:
Assignee:Yoma % Done:

100%

Category:-
Target version:2009_12_13 1.0.45 Beta

Description

Please, rename:

1. the "GameSpy" bookmark to more accurate term:
"GameSpy's Server List"
"Server list"
"Server list (GameSpy)"
"Server list (from GameSpy)"
...

2. the "Favorites" bookmark to:
"Favorite/User's Servers"
"Favorite User's Server List"
...

3. the "Query" buttons on previous bookmarks to "Get/Receive/Refresh/Query"

Reason:
Right now it is little confusing for new users to understand what is what. I know that you have integrated perfect manual/help, what is very good. But the users read manuals only as a last choice.

History

Updated by kju about 5 years ago

Good suggestions!

Updated by Yoma about 5 years ago

I think they are rather dodgy suggestions.
The strings are to long and the default tabs would take up too much space like that.
You seriously consider putting "Get/Receive/Refresh/Query" on a button?
That doesn't sound like usable design at all to me.

"Server list" I can live with, but the other suggestions are simply too big strings in my opinion.
How about "Favorite servers" and "Gamespy servers"?

I've also been thinking about renaming the "Query" as a lot of users might not know the meaning of the word.
However it needs to be "correct" and i don't seem to find a good replacement. Maybe "Search", but still that's different from "Query".

The manual is far from perfect ;-)

Updated by Anunnaki about 5 years ago

Yoma wrote:

"Server list" I can live with, but the other suggestions are simply too big strings in my opinion.
How about "Favorite servers" and "Gamespy servers"?

"Favorite servers" is OK. "Gamespy servers" is far more better than just "GameSpy". For me sounds "Server list" better than "Gamespy servers" ? I know that it is good to have there gamespy word, because technicaly it is obtained from gamespy. But the most people does not know, what is gamespy, so that can be still for them little confusing, they wish to see ARMA server list, they are not interested to see gamepsy servers.

Perhaps you can leave the "LONG STRING NAME" as an "hover-text" explanation (title) of those buttons/bookmarks.

Yoma wrote:

You seriously consider putting "Get/Receive/Refresh/Query" on a button?
That doesn't sound like usable design at all to me.
However it needs to be "correct" and i don't seem to find a good replacement. Maybe "Search", but still that's different from "Query".

Of course you right, i was searching for correct word too, no success there. So i put there some words, which can be used there, not all together, but just one or two of them. "Search" is good. Maybe some combination with "Filter" too ... i am not sure. But "Query" is actulay the worst of them (even it is technicaly correct and exact term, but unknown for BFU).

Yoma wrote:

The manual is far from perfect ;-)

Well, it is perfect for normal "client" users. Simple, and "picture" guided. That is what they need, when they open it.

Updated by Yoma about 5 years ago

How about "Favorite servers" and "Find servers" as that will describe better to users how to "find servers" :-)
The "Query" button on the Gamespy tab could be replaced with "Search", however this word would be rather daft on the favorites list.
So I think we'd just need another word there, I was thinking along the lines of "Check status" or maybe "Check servers".

Updated by Anunnaki about 5 years ago

Yoma wrote:

How about "Favorite servers" and "Find servers" as that will describe better to users how to "find servers" :-)
The "Query" button on the Gamespy tab could be replaced with "Search", however this word would be rather daft on the favorites list.
So I think we'd just need another word there, I was thinking along the lines of "Check status" or maybe "Check servers".

For me "Server list" is the best name (right now) to replace "GameSpy". I don't think the action term "Find servers" is good for bookmark name, actions term would be better for button names. But "Find servers" is still better than "GameSpy", so i can accept that too :)

About "Check status" or "Check servers", i don't know. I think that button is related to "GameSpy Search with Filter" function (and as "Refresh" too). So, what about two words on button:
"Search/Filter..."

Updated by Yoma about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Resolved
  • Assignee set to Yoma
  • Target version set to 2009_12_13 1.0.45 Beta

"Favorites" to "Favorite servers"
"Gamespy" to "Find servers"
"Query" replaced with "Search"

Updated by Yoma about 5 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 100

Updated by Yoma about 5 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed

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