[drupal-devel] settings inconsistencies

Carl McDade carl_mcdade at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 8 16:27:01 UTC 2005

I would like to help but I missed your original post on this because i
was trying to post Gmane rather than downloading the actual emails. Can
you give me a summary of what you want to change?

Carl McDade

Bèr Kessels wrote:
> Hi, 
> Thanks for the feedback.
>> First what I like:
>> * mainly the logical structure. I like that.
>> * the separation between content navigation, content management and 
> site
>> administration works for me. They clearly separate the concerns, when
>> working with a website.
> Good to hear.
>> Comments/not sure about:
>> * I would personally upgrade the permissions and access rules 
> sub-menus
>> to their own administration section -security or something similar.
>> Why?
>>    **From a sysadmin's point of view security is a major concern. 
> These
>> settings may not be changed frequently, but are reviewed on a regular
>> basis.
>>    **There may be add-on modules providing different realms, 
> requiring
>> some, yet unknown, configuration mechanism, a security menu will give
>> them a good place to live.
> I had that in my original plan. But decided to move it to the adminster 
> section. Why?
> * Sysadmins are in most cases the user admins too. thoise few large 
> sistes 
> that have different roles for site- and user admin can move the menus 
> themselves.
> But lets say this is open for discussion still, Anyone any ideas on 
> this?
>> * I concur with the Moderate-> to something better
>>     "Content Management"?
> All the other blocks and items are verbs. The reason is that you can 
> read the 
> task aloud:
> Administer > layout =adminster layout"
> Moderate > content =oderate content. etc. 
> Content management is not a verb. I would like to keep them all verbs. 
> For 
> consistancy.
>> * I'm not sure about the logs being in the Navigation menu
> Me too. But I could not find a better place. 
>>   **Logs and statistics generally are of major interest to website
>> husbandry. Log analysis and the related activities are not akin to
>> navigating content, searching for content, website help. They are
>> different. I would suggest relocating them to Administer, or
>> them living in their own block. This would be dependent on what
>> statistics Drupal will provide by default.
> Adminstration is a worst place, IMHO. We do *not* administer the logs, 
> we 
> browse, investigate or view them, but never adminster tyhm. 
> Still open for suggestions here, anyone any good ideas on this?
> Regards,
>  Bèr

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