December 3rd, 2003

piglet

This door is slightly nervous

Why do some buildings have doors which set off an alarm when you open them, so as to stop you from using them except in an emergency?

And why do some people fail to read the big green notice and thus open them anyway?
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Navigational aids

For no particular reason, a poll about browsing habits. The following applies to the graphical [unless you are entirely text-based] web browser which you use most often.
Poll #214287 Navigation

1. Your browser's home page is:

blank
1(4.8%)
the browser's splash page (`about:')
1(4.8%)
the browser or operating system vendor's web page
0(0.0%)
some local HTML file which the vendor installed on your system
0(0.0%)
your web page
6(28.6%)
a random web page which you chose because you visit it frequently
6(28.6%)
a random web page which got set by accident or by malware
0(0.0%)
other?
7(33.3%)

2. The page your browser generally displays when you start it up is:

the browser's home page, as above
16(76.2%)
blank
2(9.5%)
the browser's splash page
1(4.8%)
other
2(9.5%)

3. After a web browsing session, you want to return to the page mentioned above (Q2).

I'll press the `Home' button on the browser.
11(52.4%)
I'll press the `Back' button a few times until I arrive at it.
1(4.8%)
I'll use the `Go' menu (or the menu next to the `Back' button) to jump right back to it.
3(14.3%)
I'll open a new tab or window and close the old one.
2(9.5%)
Why would I want to do that?
4(19.0%)

4. This (or any other) poll may appear on your Friends page. Supposing you fill it in there, and after pressing the submit button you want to continue reading your friends page:

I'll find a link which leads back to my friends page.
3(15.0%)
I'll just press the `Back' button.
14(70.0%)
I never do this, honestly. I'll fill in the poll in a separate tab, or something.
3(15.0%)