[development] Time to remove poll module from core

Jeff Eaton jeff at viapositiva.net
Wed May 3 20:57:46 UTC 2006

> For someone who is a publisher/designer and minor tinkerer of  
> modules, I'd consolidate those three into just the blog node 
> and make that as extensible or static as possible.

Well... That's part of the problem. I don't think that content types
should be consolidated into the 'blog' module, because blogging is only
one of many things that can be done with Drupal. It would be like
consolidating everything into the 'forum' module because people run
community discussion sites with Drupal. Rather, the 'blog' module should
allow users to select what content types they want to be included in
their 'blog,' and display them accordingly. Amazon Tools book-review
nodes, story nodes, polls, images, etc. 

If it's really necessary to stick a particular poll inside the *body* of
another node (like a blog post or a story), it seems that a syntax for
doing that, and an input filter, would be a better way to go.  <poll
id="$nid"> or something HTML-ish like that.

One of the reasons I jumped into the Drupal community was the
tremendously powerful concept of 'different content types for different
purposes, all with the same shared interface.' Anything that moves us
away from that is a mistake, IMO, but anything that lets us better
leverage that power is a good thing. We might be saying the same thing
-- I apologize if I misunderstood what you were getting at :)


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