jeroen.vaes at telenet.be
Sun May 1 03:08:50 PDT 2005
I gave it some more thought, and finally came up with 2 solutions.
The first one is like the original one, only a little more advanced. It
consists of 2 lists, one with the roster contacts and one for the rest where
you can define more advanced rules:
You can add items to the last list, for example to make more general rules.
The first three rules are fixed and can't be deleted.
On the other hand we have this:
It's kind of a hybrid between Remko's proposal and mine. It also depends on
the concept of "rules" but is more inituitive IMO. "Add rule" brings up the
screen on the right which you can use to add a "rule" to the list. On the
list you define what should be blocked/allowed (icon on = blocked, icon off =
allowed). It's easier to change existing rules this way, and it's clearer to
On both screens I replaced the term "list" with "preset" as I think that's a
more appropriate word to describe it, certainly in the first screen as there
is no real "list" to define. I also removed the "make default"-button and
replaced it with checkboxes to make the preset default for all sessions or
only this one.
Personally I still prefer the first one. It's less work to change rules, it's
clearer, it doesn't need an extra window to add a rule, etc. I also think
dialogs like the second one become quite cluttered and difficult to
understand if a user has collected a high number of rules (20+), which they
are bound to do over the years. But maybe we can reach a compromise this way.
Mail: jeroen.vaes at telenet.be
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