Bug 256566 - FreeBSD mailing lists: links at the index (home) page are non-responsive to actions such as Control-Click
Summary: FreeBSD mailing lists: links at the index (home) page are non-responsive to a...
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Services
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Mailing Lists (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Many People
Assignee: postmaster
URL: https://lists.freebsd.org/
Keywords:
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Reported: 2021-06-12 09:03 UTC by Graham Perrin
Modified: 2021-07-17 07:35 UTC (History)
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Description Graham Perrin 2021-06-12 09:03:07 UTC
1. Control-Click a link button

Expected: 

2. the linked page in a new tab

Actual result: 

2. the button appears to be clicked but there's no response (no new tab; the required page does not appear).

Environment: 

* Firefox 89
* FreeBSD 14.0-CURRENT. 

Suggestion: 

* use normal linked texts, not button-links.
Comment 1 Graham Perrin 2021-06-12 09:09:18 UTC
The name of each list appears, in a FreeBSD shade of red, at the beginning of each row. 

It's a shade of red that's commonly associated with links (compare with the FreeBSD home page, with red links here in Bugzilla for FreeBSD, and so on). 

At the beginning of the line: why not make the red link-like text an actual link? (To the primary archive for the list).

Then you can have an unsubscribe link (need not be a button) at the _end_ of the line.
Comment 2 Baptiste Daroussin freebsd_committer 2021-06-18 12:58:23 UTC
A change that is doable, the red (name of the ml becomes a link to to the subscription page which has all the information about the ml including subscription and we leave a archive button on the right? (and only the archive button? what do you think?)
Comment 3 Graham Perrin 2021-06-21 00:13:55 UTC
Thanks. Annoyances, if I'm honest (no offence intended): 

* buttons, in general, where links would suffice

* I can't _easily_ step from (for example) a starting point of 
  <https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/freebsd-bugs/2021-May/000183.html>
  to a shortlist of time periods 

– keyword, short. 

----

The (single) step away from a single e-mail, to the _long_ list of all e-mails _from all time_ (!) is overwhelming, which is, I know, off-topic from the index page, but honestly it's difficult for me to think coherently about the index page UX, when I feel repeatedly thrown by the UX elsewhere. 

Being thrown about makes me intolerant of anything else that doesn't work (or doesn't work as expected), and the buttons simply do not work with e.g. Control-Click.
Comment 4 Graham Perrin 2021-06-21 00:22:35 UTC
Sorry! 

(In reply to Graham Perrin from comment #3)

> all e-mails _from all time_

Looking more closely, now I see that it's not all time, but for reasons that I shouldn't go into here, it feels like all time. 

I sound like someone who's averse to change, which I'm not. 

Please, where might be a good place to quietly discuss the UX in general? Somewhere in IRC, maybe?
Comment 5 Graham Perrin 2021-07-17 07:35:34 UTC
Improvements noted, with thanks …