one mouseover's logic
on the main goal page with the graph, the mouseover line
"ex out the box that we will infer" - could be phrased with positive logic instead
"We will calculate for you the box with the pen"
or something like this.
with the current phrase it took me a bit to understand the logic, even though I imagine it is obvious for you.
This is tricky because the pencil icon means “click this to edit it”. So it seems backwards that the one with the pencil is the one being automatically calculated. But the opposite is confusing too since it makes sense to click the pencil if you want to edit something.
Anyway, what do you think of this as the new hovertext: “ex out a field (so it’s grayed out) and it will be inferred from the other two”
Thanks for helping make this less confusing! (And do keep chiming in, especially if you think we just made it worse. :))
Admindreeves (Cofounder, Beeminder) commented
I tried it with "leave a field grayed out" and felt like it needed a way to indicate that you can actively change which field is grayed out, not just leave it grayed out. I guess it could be "gray out a field and it will be inferred from the other two" but I think "ex out" makes it more clear *how* you gray out a field. But maybe only for geeks?
so i tried it and the greyed out box is the one with the pencil, not with the X.
I still think "ex out" is confusing as a term . and it is inverse logic, and...geeky language :)
I would simplify to : "Leave a field greyed out, so will be inferred from the other two"
hope it makes sense