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Opened 11 months ago

Last modified 5 months ago

#3033 new enhancement

Change microcopy of "Submit changes" button

Reported by: francina Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: Trac Keywords: needs-patch
Cc:

Description

Hi,
when you leave a comment on trac the Submit Changes button is not relevant because you are not changing anything. It could be changed to "Submit".
Thanks!

Change History (4)

#1 @obenland
6 months ago

Hi francina, thanks for your suggestion!

I think the "change" part in the button text refers to the ticket overall, where adding a comment changes it?

#2 @francina
5 months ago

Thank you for the reply!

Yes that's technically true, but it's not very clear when I'm only submitting a comment and not "changing" any of the properties of the ticket. It's quite confusing.

Maybe a dynamic value for the button text could work. If the user has only entered a comment it could say "Submit Comment". If the user changes one of the ticket's fields then it could say "Submit Changes".

#3 @obenland
5 months ago

I understand how it can give first time contributors pause, but don't you think that fades away after submitting the first comment?

#4 @francina
5 months ago

What if I told you that I almost didn't submit my first ticket because I was utterly afraid of messing things up? :)

We have been discussing how to propose changes to things in the Community team and Trac comes up regularly as "too technical", so for example for Meta tickets we do a post on the P2 and then "someone technical" comes here and follows up.

Not a priority, but it would be nice to hear some different point of views, also from the inclusive language perspective: I had such conversations with a bunch of people in the past year and to be honest also the imperative "Submit!" is not really great.

I'll reach out to people that I know are invested in the topic and see if they have some valuable feedback, what do you think?

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