and maintainer of:
I reflected over a conversation I have ever so often with my oldest kid, since it resembled something I picked up when reading about GUI dialog design.
The conversation normally takes place at the dinner table.
Me: Do you want more dinner?
Me: Are you sure?
Villads silence has many reasons, it can be that he has started to play LEGOs or watch TV.
If I continue inquiring he will most likely respond: No
Which is of course not what he means, but it is the easy response.
So I need to practice dialogue with him to I can give him a proper chance to respond correctly to my questions.
Same pattern is important for graphical GUIs where I sometimes find myself confused about a certain dialogue, where positive and negative answers are required to complete a certain action. You often click the wrong button because of this.
So I do not blame Villads for giving misleading answers - I blame myself for confusing him.