[drupal-devel] what do you call a rose?
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Fri Sep 30 18:52:47 UTC 2005
I completely agree with use of user-friendly terms, and think that
changes like this one (from Taxonomy to Categories), is nothing less
than make the things obvious (in my point of view a need).
That kind of change also reduce the learning curve of Drupal, wich
is a threat for new admins *and* developers...
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Van: Khalid B
Verzonden op: 30/9/2005 15:11
>I am all for user friendly terms. Both to the admin and the end user.
>Categories is much better than taxonomy. It gives the user an idea of
>what they are.
>When a programmer lists features that are useful to end users, they
>should not gloat about how their application is superior because it
>uses linked lists, b-trees, ...etc. What matters is how these things
>are useful to the end users. I am not interested in the details of how
>my car engine functions. I just need it to run ...
>Remember the original description of taxonomy, and how it relates to
>information theory? That may be interesting to informatics people, but
>not anyone else ...
>>> Does the system use natural, non-technical language?
>>>I tend to agree, and don't regret changing 'taxonomy' to
>>>'categories'. Furthermore, I'm all for renaming 'path alias' to
>>>'custom URL'. I'll continue to commit patches that eliminate
>>>technical jargon from Drupal.
>>The problem here is: Who is the user? Is it the admin of a site? Or is it
>>the user registering on a site. For that latter kind of user I do
>>agree with you, for admins I do not.
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