Is my UI design idea a good one? Wanna program it?
May 1, 2004 11:39 AM   Subscribe

I came up with a cool UI design (I think that's what it would be called) a few years ago but never learned enough programming to build it. Anyone with knowledge willing to appropriate the idea (or, barring that, tell me why it sucks)?
posted by Tlogmer to Computers & Internet (7 answers total)
wasn't there a mefi link like this yesterday?
posted by andrew cooke at 11:49 AM on May 1, 2004

posted by andrew cooke at 11:50 AM on May 1, 2004

Yeah, very coincidentally that's quite similar. He wants you to be able to submit your own trees of reasoning, it looks like, though.
posted by abcde at 12:11 PM on May 1, 2004

It's a neat idea (bonus points for a Halfbakery link). Sounds kind of like the automated 20-questions systems? I expect that people would find a way to troll it, but that might not make it unusable.
posted by hattifattener at 3:21 PM on May 1, 2004

Response by poster: Exactly, hattifattener; the 20-questions things are the closest thing I can think of. (I don't think this would require programming as complex, though, since the program never needs to weigh probablities or anything, just transcribe.)

And yeah, the both-sides-of-the-issue green link was what jogged my memory about this. That system isn't very smart, though; it just lets you select "agree" or "disagree" then presents the next argument in the corresponding sequence.
posted by Tlogmer at 12:15 PM on May 2, 2004

Response by poster: And I don't think trolling would be a huge problem since the content doesn't rotate -- any "questions" that actually said "Would you like to increase your penis size" would come at the end not only of the pre-existing creator-written list but of the public-written list up to that point (and maybe questions could be flagged, too, which would probably send spam to the bottom).
posted by Tlogmer at 12:18 PM on May 2, 2004

Response by poster: Er... you said "trolling", not "spamming". *Tlogmer smacks himself* I agree, it wouldn't make it unusable.
posted by Tlogmer at 11:21 AM on May 6, 2004

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