[development] Early Drupal 6 review from Chris Messina

David Strauss david at fourkitchens.com
Sat Nov 10 18:40:03 UTC 2007

There are many valuable comments in there, but the review completely
butchers vocabularies and terms. It suggests calling both "categories,"
which would add a whole new level of ambiguity. It makes me want to
rename "Categories" to something like "Classification" just to avoid the
whole issue of expecting an interface to add categories.

Maybe it would be valuable for Drupal to configure a vocabulary called
"Tags" out of the box with free tagging that's enabled for all content
types. But it should be clear that tagging is a *subset* of what the
taxonomy system can do.

Including some basic sample content is a nice idea. It could be an
option during the installation process. I certainly don't want sample
content to be mandatory for new installations.

But to be honest, a lot of the suggested changes would be harmful for
how I (and my company) use Drupal, which is as a development platform
more than a quick-and-easy CMS. I think we'd have to find some way to
satisfy the review's concerns without confining more sophisticated use.

'Cause if someone just wants a blog, we tell them to use WordPress. No
one benefits from making Drupal into "Super WordPress."

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