I saw this thread from @guntrip, and thought, I reckon there’s a rolling thread in this.
UX is User Experience, if you don’t know. Just covering anything and everything you see on websites or apps or whatever where it’s clear that some basic things haven’t been considered, or don’t work at all.
I find this sort of shit really annoying, but sometimes the examples are just so bad they’re quite funny.
When I sign up for websites I use the (username)+firstname.lastname@example.org GMail trick where anything after the plus sign still forwards to your own email.
It’s quite shocking how many websites get totally fucked up by having a plus character in the email, in really unexpected ways. Had to have my Disney account deleted last night because the system allowed a plus in the email, but wouldn’t then let you change it to anything else afterwards. Was starting to get escalated, but figured it was quicker and easier to just delete my account and create a new one.
Another major gripe I have is the replacement of default chunky scrollbars with these really fiddly narrow jQuery scrollbars almost everywhere (including on this very page just over there -->). Actually it’s alright on this page as there seems to be a fairly generous hover zone, plus the default scrollbar alongside the skinny one.
You can even combine these addresses with filters to automatically label and sort your messages.
For instance, filters can automatically archive and apply the News label to all incoming newsletters sent to email@example.com. When you’re ready to read them, click News in your list of labels to find them.
This is unlikely to affect many people here and frankly I can’t be bothered going into the detail, but suffice to say the hoops you have to jump through to officially return your driver’s licence to the DVLA for medical reasons beggar belief. To give some idea you actually have to set up a Post Office account to do it. In the end since I don’t actually drive I just didn’t bother.