[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress] #4448: Confusing UI Behaviour in Friends Component (was: Friendship Requests Broken on Multi Site in 1.6.1)

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Fri Aug 17 20:00:29 UTC 2012

#4448: Confusing UI Behaviour in Friends Component
 Reporter:  foxly         |       Owner:  foxly
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Friends       |     Version:
 Severity:  minor         |  Resolution:
 Keywords:                |
Changes (by foxly):

 * severity:  normal => minor


 The UI in BP's friends component tripped me up earlier today because of a
 defect in our UI.

 The root problem is the UI doesn't differentiate between the sender and
 the recipient of a friend request, and display that context in the UI.


 Let's say "admin" sends a friend request to "test01", then both of them
 visit each other's profiles. Referring to "example-01.jpg" we can see its
 impossible to tell which user sent the other user the friend request.

 Now let's say both users visit Members->Friends->Requests. Referring to
 "example-02.jpg" when "admin" views their requests list, there's no
 indication at all that they sent a friend request to "test01". When
 "test01" visits their requests list, they correctly see a friend request
 with the option to accept or reject the invitation.


 As demonstrated in "example-03.jpg", the UI should use unambiguous
 language on friendship action buttons when viewing user profiles. It
 should add should display pending friend requests on the initiating user's
 requests screen.


Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4448#comment:2>
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