[drupal-devel] settings inconsistencies
steven at acko.net
Wed Feb 2 01:59:18 UTC 2005
> It is a matter of consistency I think. Now we have object focused
> admin interfaces (eg. content, where you can set content options,
> review content, etc). Similarly for comments. And then we have task
> oriented admin interfaces, which means basically anything under admin
> >> settings. Chx also pointed this out before, and it seemed that
> Drupal is going to the object based direction to utilize tabs (local
> tasks related to objects) instead of cluttering the menu. Now this
> change goes in the other direction.
A bit late, but here's the rationale. People didn't look for profiles
under users -> configure as it was buried to deep. It is hard to notice
that something has popped up that deep when you've just enabled the
module. Making it a higher level item is handier to use.
Also, IMO setting up profiles does not have a direct relation to the
user objects. It's the filling in/editing of a single user's profile
itself that I would classify under "users" rather than setting up the
fields. I think many admins will think the same.
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