seo – Is uniting different variations of a same product under a single configurable product a good idea?

Maybe this isn’t fully related to Magento, but I don’t know where else to ask.

I work for an hardware store and we are showing more and more products on our online catalog.

It is obvious that catalog pages will become overcrowded with different variations of the same product, especially since we specialize in screws, nuts and bolts. Already, this can be seen with sockets, or screwdrivers, of different sizes.

The storefront has multiple filters to help the customers find what they need, but at the same time I wonder if filters are either not enough, or if they are going to scare away lazy customers who don’t want to click around too much.

So, I wish to unite those kind of items under configurable products, but will it have any impact on search engine results in the long run?


Click scroll to open in new tab – good practice?

Is it a good practice to provide "open in new tab" option, by clicking link using scroll? Do you know any resources or research on this; any reasons why/when it shouldn’t be a default option?

blockchain – Bitcoin Energy Consumption and Carbon Footprint a good long term investment?

How can Bitcoin a good long term investment, given one transaction is equivalent to carbon footprint of 986,125 Million VISA transactions?

If they use the Lightning network which takes transactions Off the Blockchain, wouldn’t that defeat whole purpose of having ledger transaction?

Bitcoin Energy Consumption Index

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Is editing a Github/GitLab issue a good idea?

I’m starting to define how issues should be handled in GitLab. Most specifically whether the author should be editing the original issue to keep it up to date or use only comments.

Let’s say that you start working on a feature. The first thing you do is add a first analysis and design. Now one of the collaborators spots some flaws in the design, should the author then edit the issue to fix the design, or should he/she reflect the change in a comment?

The former keeps the original issue always up-to-date, so if in the future you need to take a look at the analysis done, there’s no need to scroll over a bunch of comments to reach the conclusion. However, you lose the traceability of the comments, as one comment might reference something that has been removed.

Is there a preferred way of handling this?

EDIT: to clarify further, this is for internal purposes. There’s no external parties or people involved.

How to purchase cheap and good home medical products?


Are there any good guidelines around the formatting and display of amounts and numbers in UI, especially for high-density tables?

This might include the alignment of numbers in tables based on type of numerical data, and how to show multi-currency, and negative numbers on a variety of form factors.

Does designing an automatic interaction based on user intent a good thing?

We have this flow in our interface where user can unlink their accounts that are connected to the application. We have a button to unlink their bank, but we also have an option where user can manually unlink each account. The process here is quite tricky because they need to click the “submit” button once they are okay with their changes, reason being they need to enter 2FA,and we do not want them to enter 2FA for each change or unlink that they do for each account if needed. Sorry for the bad sketch but this is how it is currently laid out:
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In cases that user tries to manually unlink each account and does not use the “unlink bank” option, the suggested interaction is when user clicks the last account with the “Unlink”, the system will detect their intent to unlink all accounts and the bank and will show a confirmation dialog if they want to unlink the bank:
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It is a good interaction as it detects the intent of the user and it removes one step which is clicking the “update” button, however my concern is that clicking on the last “unlink” button and then showing a confirmation dialog after might be something unexpected? I’m not sure if the modal interrupts the user work flow since it is detecting that it wants to unlink all accounts which equals to unlinking the bank and one less click of clicking the update button, while the modal offers a second chance whether to cancel or not. Is there an article that would suggest this is a bad idea?

We cannot do user testing at the moment that is why this is challenging. But I’d like to get your thoughts or if you have any articles you could share that relates to this topic, that would be really helpful.

transactions – My bitcoin hasn’t been received for good 10days now

I have sent my first Transaction from a bitcoin machine and waiting for it to arrive at another address but when i click on the Transaction ID of the addresses is Unspent? It only required 3 Confirmations but is now 115? Where is my bitcoin and how do i receive it?


ip address – eCom “licensing issues” so removing content – good idea? Any prevention?

My client has a large eCom site and due to licensing issues they can’t sell in specific geographical IP ranges. They currently just remove the products so the page is basically blank.

Can anyone think of a “best practice” workaround?

Rather than zero content, perhaps we should just publish a bunch of keyword content – right?

Does any workaround come to mind? Thanks for all comments…