UI Complaint

Dear Website Designers,

I love cookies. I am a cookie monster! They make life easier, and I’m a fan of anything that makes life easier.

However, they are designed to work a certain way. When you have that little “remember me” button to check, it should be UNCHECKED when I visit your website. If I want your website to remember me, I have no problem checking it once, and being remembered forever more – or at least until I clear the cache/history to erase any evidence of the donkey porn I’ve been watching.

But do you understand how much WORK it is for me to have to UN-CHECK the damn box every single FREAKIN’ TIME I log-in to your site on a shared computer where I don’t WANT my co-workers to ever realize what kinda freaky shit I’m doing in here by myself? (co-workers: kidding – no freaky shit taking place, I’m just checking my email…).

Anyway, website designers, realize that real people use your stuff, and enough with the counter-intuitive bullshit.

Much love,

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5 thoughts on “UI Complaint

  1. Chris

    The average user is probably fine with being remembered, so this website is likely optimizing for the most common use-case. At least they’re offering not to set a cookie – many sites just go ahead and set one anyway.

    Any decent browser will let you automatically block cookies from a certain site, so you may want to look into that.

  2. NetChick

    [sideways glance] What *are* you looking at?? No, nevermind, don’t tell me — I really don’t want to know 🙂

    You can get ‘Washee’ to remove all traces of everything at once — I do it once a day for a number of reasons (Shut up Vern, I’m not watching porn in the office).

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