[drupal-devel] settings inconsistencies

Steven Wittens 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.

Steven Wittens

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