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S G
resolved Sep 12
Will Manifold kill off the mobile bet slider this week?
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NO

Manifold recently introduced a slider to adjust your order size on mobile devices, following the suggestion of several of our users.

I personally enjoy it, but it seems some users do not. This will resolve YES if Manifold removes the bet slider at any time before the end of the week.

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SG avatar
S G
bought Ṁ100 of NO

I've modified the slider so that it only moves if you adjust the thumb (rather than clicking along the track). This should basically make it impossible to mis-bet.

I've also made the step increment smarter; it goes from M$5 to M$25 to M$50, allowing you to bet up to M$1,000.

wasabipesto avatar
wasabipesto
bought Ṁ106 of NO

@SG Thanks for the first change! This configuration is much harder to accidentally hit. As for the latter I don't think that large of a range is useful, seeing how the 95th percentile bet amount over the past month is M$123. But I'm also never going to use the slider so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

MattP avatar
Matt P
predicted YES at 30%

@SG It still forces me to scroll down to see the "submit bet" button, so it's a net negative. This is better, though.

Gigacasting avatar
Gigacasting
predicted YES at 10%

Give it six months

SG avatar
S G
predicted NO at 3%

@Gigacasting Perhaps so...

marthinwurer avatar

I used it and I liked it. It made it easier to increase my bet than clicking into the field, backspacing, and then putting the number in.

SG avatar
S G
predicted NO at 62%

@marthinwurer Just curious, are you on iOS?

@wasabipesto and @MattP, are you on Android?

I have a theory...

MattP avatar
Matt P
predicted YES at 62%

@SG Aye, Android.

wasabipesto avatar
wasabipesto
predicted NO at 62%

@SG Android as well

LivInTheLookingGlass avatar
Olivia
predicted YES at 72%

@wasabipesto also Android

marthinwurer avatar

@SG I'm on Android, using Firefox mobile.

SG avatar
S G
predicted NO at 51%

Is there anyone who would be sad if the slider disappeared? Please let me know!

journcy avatar
journcy
predicted NO at 3%

@SG I like the slider!

wasabipesto avatar
wasabipesto
predicted YES at 41%

@SG Can you describe why you like it? I'm also confused about why it exists. You can still type in the number, it just adds vertical space and an opportunity to mis-bet on mobile. (The same could basically be said about quick bets, but those do let you bet without visiting the market page, which is some utility.)

MattP avatar
Matt P
bought Ṁ50 of YES

@wasabipesto It's the 1/2 of frustration that does it for me. It's both in the way (takes up vertical space) and prone to mis-betting.

SG avatar
S G
predicted NO at 51%

@wasabipesto It's easier than using the mobile keyboard. And even as someone who frequently mis-clicks the quick bet arrows, I haven't had any problems.

FRCassarino avatar
FRC
bought Ṁ1 of YES

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LivInTheLookingGlass avatar
Olivia
predicted YES at 41%

I guess I just don't see the use case for it. It also seems like the behavior is confusing. Is it a percentage of total balance? Is it a consistent sliding scale?

MattP avatar

Personally, there is no use case for this for me, only inconvenience.

  • The slider takes up vertical space on the pop-up, often pushing the "submit trade" button off of the page and requiring me to scroll to actually submit.

  • It's subject to inadvertent bumps, changing the bet amount in unpredictable ways. I haven't yet accidentally placed a bet for my entire balance because I accidentally brushed the right side of the slider before hitting "submit trade".... but it's coming.

  • There's no world in which I want to use this - either I want to bet to a specific probability in which case I place a limit order, or I want to bet a specific amount in which case I type it in.

Maybe I'm the lone curmudgeon, but this just seems like a net negative feature to me.

MattP avatar
Matt P
bought Ṁ30 of YES

Just tried to use it for this market to make sure I'm not being reflexively negative. Yeah, I still don't like it. Slider wasn't high enough resolution for me to easily get it to the actual amount I wanted, so I just typed it in anyway.

LivInTheLookingGlass avatar
Olivia
bought Ṁ10 of YES

@MattP I have definitely done a bump that caused me to nearly submit incorrect bets.

In addition, this is a more niche complaint, but it looks bad in the Dark Reader extension. (As a note to other users, Static+ works best)