[drupal-devel] settings inconsistencies

Andre Molnar mcsparkerton at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Feb 2 06:39:30 UTC 2005


I'm a little late to this debate, but I just updated my demo site with 
all of the latest drupal updates (BTW the many changes from the last few 
days alone are going to make 4.6 an awesome release - hats off to 
everyone - but that is a different topic - ).

1) Why in the world is there still a 'settings' menu item with sub-items 
for modules?

A great number of module's settings are directly under administer - what 
makes them so special? - or rather what makes those modules listed under 
administer->settings less worthy of a top level position?

Why not rename 'settings' to 'Drupal settings' and move everything 
currently under 'settings' to be directly under administer?

2) Regarding 'user' settings.  Taking access control out of the local 
task (tabs) of users is a good idea.  Likewise taking profile settings 
out of the local task is a good thing.  But all three things are still 
related to users - and now they are in three different places (logically 
and visually).

Call me crazy - but why not have:

-> Users
   -> User access control
   -> User profile settings

If the answer is "That is too many clicks" - Then just rename the titles 
so they show up one after the other in the Administer menu.

Yes talk is cheap - so I'll stop typing and start looking at the code to 
at very least get the user settings closer to each other.


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