The HIG Hunting season is an experiment to include the community in the search for obvious infringements of the KDE Human Interface Guidelines. This week we turn towards Error and Warning Messages: Most computer users know that feeling when all of a sudden, a message pops up showing cryptic error codes. Often, "confirm" is the only option it offers - and users are at a loss.
To avoid such situations in KDE 4, we ask all community members to report warnings and error messages that make no sense, are not understandable, make use of technical wording, are not constructive or otherwise annoying. This checklist lists further details and some examples.
As a dedicated "hunting" for warnings and error messages is difficult, we ask you to report such annoyances whenever you come across them during your daily work. We ask you to report them for both, KDE 3.x and KDE 4 applications. If you don't have the time to report a bug immediately, create a snapshot and send it to kde-usability-devel.
Of course you are also welcome to review KDE 4 applications according to the prior checklists: