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Old 01-28-04, 11:08 PM
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Internet pet-peeve: non-underlined hyperlinks

Boy it seems like almost every they use non-underlined hyper links. Just seems like a big usability "don't make me think" error. I spent 5 minutes making a table in MySQL admin and clicked on text somewhat accidently but it wasn't underlined so I didn't think about it. Lost the entire table before I could save it.

Hyperlinks should be underlined! Your page doesn't look that much worse with underlined hyperlinks!!!
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This is a pet peeve of mine, too. And, actually, we have an instance of that on DVD Talk. If you reply to a thread with more than 25 posts, the bottom of the reply page reads: "This thread has more than 25 posts. Click here to review the thread." - only the "here" isn't underlined or delineated in any way, so I always have to hunt and peck for it.

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Old 01-29-04, 01:43 AM
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Underlines are nice and all - but I can see how you wouldn't use them all the time. The text should at very least be a different color, and maybe bold. But not always underlined.
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Seriously it's annoying when the link and font color are the same w/ no underline. If the link is another color or font size, then I don't mind there not being an underline.
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My favorite is when you're reading an article and some words are bolded and blue or underlined and blue, so you click on them, only to discover they aren't hyperlinks! ARGH

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