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SBJ, I gave jotter a donut this morning. (More about that in a sec.) If you haven't noticed it by now, tip jars have changed - the hide button is where the recommend button used to be. It's not my job to question the wisdom of that design - which truly sucks, but what do I know about design? - but it's my job to point out design changes that are creating embarrassment and unintended downratings. I am EXTREMELY cranky about one thing: the HR failsafe, the "Are You Sure?" warning box, does not function on tip jars. WE NEED A FIX! WE NEED A FIX! WE NEED A FIX! WE....

In the meantime, check your personal comment ratings from time to time. I got an  email right away when I dropped my donut on our darlin' Jotter (thanks, PDNC), so I checked mine. And discovered another inadvertent HR.

Also, if you see a tip jar with one stray donut and ten gazillion recs, please send a pm to whoever gave the HR. If they're like me, they'll thank you wholeheartedly.

You can read more about tip jars and other recent changes in this CU post by belinda ridgewood.

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Originally posted to Cranky Users on Sun Sep 04, 2011 at 10:12 AM PDT.

Also republished by J Town.

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