alexseanchai: Purple lightning (Default)
let me hear your voice tonight ([personal profile] alexseanchai) wrote in [site community profile] dw_news 2012-09-26 03:35 pm (UTC)

Some of the marking-shit-as-spam-in-Gmail is unintentional. Whoever designed their interface put 'report spam' right next to 'archive'. And the 'archive' button that shows up when a conversation is selected is in the exact space as the 'refresh' button that shows up when no conversations are selected, provided the browser window is wide enough for its satisfaction. Looks like twelve hundred pixels is the magic number. If the browser window's narrower, the 'archive' and 'report spam' buttons are smaller and scooted leftwards, without affecting the 'refresh' button, so that most of the area taken up by the 'refresh' button is now taken up by the 'report spam' button. It was really not very long ago at all that Gmail did not care about browser window width and the 'archive' and 'refresh' buttons were same place same size all the time. So I am reporting spam on things I mean to archive all the fucking time. I promptly unreport it, of course, but I don't know how Gmail handles spam reports so the damage may be already done.

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