The quick scroll/search alphabet is missing

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The quick scroll/search alphabet is missing

Postby jdlessley » Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:04 pm

I noticed that after the update on Tuesday that the quick scroll/search alphabet on the right side of the household directory listing is no longer there. Is this intentional or is this a bug? It is the same in Firefox, Chrome, and IE8.
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Postby LisaAn » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:46 am

It's intentional. That list only worked for people in the Americas and Europe using the 26 character alphabet. Once you moved to Japanese, Chinese or Korean characters it didn't sort correctly and was not usable. In light of that, we removed it.
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Postby aebrown » Fri Sep 21, 2012 9:58 am

LisaAn wrote:It's intentional. That list only worked for people in the Americas and Europe using the 26 character alphabet. Once you moved to Japanese, Chinese or Korean characters it didn't sort correctly and was not usable. In light of that, we removed it.


I'm all for having great international products, but I have to wonder about the logic for that decision. You have a feature that's useful for something like 90% of the users and then you remove it because it doesn't make sense for 10%? It seems like it would make much more sense to leave it in place and just hide it for the alphabets where it isn't helpful.
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Postby russellhltn » Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:07 am

aebrown wrote:just hide it for the alphabets where it isn't helpful.


Or at least by country.
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Postby failproof » Fri Sep 21, 2012 2:14 pm

aebrown wrote:You have a feature that's useful for something like 90% of the users and then you remove it because it doesn't make sense for 10%?

Sounds like we are moving from the Law of Tithing to the Law of Consecration :)


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