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November 21, 2008

Here be dragons!

Filed under: Funny,Software,Web — duncan @ 9:48 pm
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Trying to resolve an issue I’ve been having with the Adobe Flash plugin for Firefox. I found some useful tips at MozillaZine.org which at one point directed me towards the about:config page in Firefox.

Accessing the about:config page then brought up this delightful warning message.

here be dragons

There aren’t enough dragons in the software industry! Or humorous warning messages for that matter…

Humour aside, this is a great example of an easy to understand warning message. No redundant ‘Cancel’ button. No verbose jargon that would just get ignored. A Submit button that is related to the action, and thus might be read rather than immediately clicked on in a Pavlovian response.

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