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GeneralAre Messageboxes and other informative dialogs useful at all? Pin
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Can you clearly explain to your users why they're getting those messages boxes? Do they understand the explanation? If so, why do they keep coming back?

If it's because they're simply not reading the messages, then eventually they'll have to realize they're wasting everybody's time, most importantly their own, when they become aware the same things are being explained to them over and over again.

And if they're simply not reading the messages, you might think there's no point adding more details or rewording things so they're clearer. But I'm a strong proponent of the "covering your own ass" principle...if the messages are as clear and concise as can be, and all the information is there, then the idea is to make a third-party arbitrator side with you. And it doesn't hurt to ask your users, how would you like it to work under those same circumstances?

Another consideration:

What's the nature of the errors? If users are expected to type in digits, and they type in letters, then you can mitigate that by limiting what can be entered as the user types things in character by character - make sure your form shows the expected format somewhere near the textbox taking the input. Or perhaps present a pick list, if that's an option. The point is, don't allow users to enter invalid values to begin with, so that you can avoid having to look at what was provided and report that the data's no good. (That's not to suggest you can then get rid of validation code by assuming it will always be valid)...

Some forms will display a message, in red, next to a textbox that's in an error state, rather than interrupt the flow with a message box. I'm not convinced your users will complain any less about that however than a message box showing the same content--especially if they're prone to not reading it anyway.
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