Please create an account to participate in the Slashdot moderation system

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×

Comment Re:Electric Shock (Score 1) 951

You have two options:

The first: be the BOFH and laugh at the stupid users, who do not read/understand the error.

The second: be the smart programmer and anticipate user errors.

This means that for typical user errors you should provide a concise description of the problem and a text explaining how to correct the problem.

Example:

"The date you entered is wrong." should be "The date you entered cannot be parsed. Please provide the date in the format YYYY/MM/DD, e.g. 2009/12/12".

Of course, if an error pops up multiple time a day, it may be that the software is not very intuitive.

Slashdot Top Deals

"No, no, I don't mind being called the smartest man in the world. I just wish it wasn't this one." -- Adrian Veidt/Ozymandias, WATCHMEN

Working...