I have the Stack Exchange "Hot Questions" widget that is part of the SE Android app on my phone's home screen.
Today I had my phone in flight mode for a few hours, which made the following text appear on the widget:
After I had turned on WiFi again, the widget kept showing this message for a while (I guess it just synchs every few minutes, but that's not the problem here).
As I am the average dumb user, I expected that message to be the title of a hot question and even tapped it because I wanted to know the background of such a question title. This is what confused me:
- the message had the same style as a question title (font, size, color)
- on the left, there still was the "Community Building" icon from the last available hot question
- I did not expect an error message, since I had left flight mode some minutes earlier
Is it possible that this behavior will be changed with the next update? Using a smaller font size and maybe another color (black?) would clearly mark messages as messages, I think. Also, the icon should be hidden in such a case.