I just attempted to post a SOTAwatch Alert for an upcoming activation which failed with the error “Submission failed.” at the bottom of the window with no other indication of what went wrong. I initially thought it was a server-side error due to overload or other error, but it did not go away. After a few minutes of playing with it, I finally realized I had selected the previous week and not next week, a perfectly good reason to reject my activation alert.
I would like to ask if the error message for this could be improved to return something like “Date too early” or even just “Invalid date”, and/or highlighting the incorrect field in red so it’s more obvious what is wrong. The message “Submission failed” sounds more like a server-side error or connection issue to me and did not imply that it was just a stupid user error.