[drupal-devel] settings inconsistencies

Dries Buytaert dries at buytaert.net
Tue Feb 1 22:21:34 UTC 2005

Dries Buytaert wrote:
> For example, why are the profile settings under 'admin > settings' but 
> the input filters directly under 'admin'?  Can anyone answer that question?
> On a related note, this month I observed two colleagues installing and 
> configuring their own Drupal 4.5.2 site independently from each other. 
> Both had problems locating settings and both reported that they found it 
> confusing that enabling a module "adds new settings at what seems to be 
> random pages".
> Furthermore, at one point they both enabled the search module and they 
> both reported (again, independently from each other) that "their 
> visitors could not search the site while they could".  Turned out that 
> neither checked the permission page after enabling the search module. 
> Even after a few hours fiddling with Drupal, they did not expect an 
> 'access search' permission to become available.

Also, one collleague wanted to hide the author information on nodes.  He 
didn't find the setting until I told him where to look for it.  The fact 
that this setting is theme-specific is a lot less intuitive than we like 
to believe (especially because 95% of the sites use only one theme).

Dries Buytaert  ::  http://www.buytaert.net/

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