Simplifying contributions


Put together a quick mock-up.

  • The black border denotes a tab. For switching between pro/con.
  • I think this makes the form less daunting and shows that adding “extras” to it is not mandatory.
  • De-emphasizes use of images and shows that a URL is required and that it can be a YT video as well.
  • Clicking grey buttons should probably js a form field instead of a pop-up.
  • Clicking submit should js the item above the form and allow quickly adding the next p/c
  • Form fields for not only title and description, but grey buttons could be re-used for inline edits as well


Not sold on the “add specs” being associated with the pro/con level editing flow. The current UX for displaying added sources/images needs a re-think with that UI too. But yes, I like the in-line contribution flow.


Thoughts on displaying both images and sources in the tabbed “source” box? Image/video if added to a p/c is essentially a source. Would even cover gallery view use-case.

That’s fair. My main concern and the reason I added that is about having two ways to enter data (p/c’s and spec tables). It could be “link specs” if spec data is entered in another way.



If we do go ahead with comments at the bottom of option view, it could be 3 tabs - comment, add pro, add con. With comment pre-selected.

In the same manner at the bottom of summary view it could be - comment, add option. Again with comment selected by default.

And we already have edit, comments and history in tabs in p/c level. If in future it’s in-line edited, could it show in-line comments and history as well?

Ideas for contributor retention and engagement