[development] Early Drupal 6 review from Chris Messina

catch catch56 at googlemail.com
Mon Nov 12 19:13:52 UTC 2007

Steven Peck wrote:
> I have helped several people over the years configure those settings
> for their sites.  People don't always work in the same realm or types
> of sites.  For instance, I don't use forums on my sites.

I mean the "comment controls" shown to end-users on the node page, not
the settings available to the admin, just to be clear. Even if there are
examples of sites using these, it wouldn't be a hard thing to support in
contrib. Such a module could also do Digg style "these comments are
below your threshold" and other nice features, that also have no reason
to be in core but might have valid use cases. Display order is a
personal gripe though, I'll admit that ;)

> On Nov 12, 2007 6:45 AM, catch libcom <catch56 at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On Nov 12, 2007 1:49 PM, Shakur <shakur at techarena.co.uk> wrote:
>> ...so why cant we remove those
>>> options we think are to detailed and have a variable setting in one
>>> place (setting.php?) whereby advance users can turn those on?
>>> [1]
>>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/factoryjoe/1936557315/in/set-72157603036774024/
>> About 1/5th of that page is taken up by comment control settings - I'm
>> unaware of any drupal site in existence which uses them, and have an
>> issue against D7 to remove them [1], and another one to remove the
>> option for display order [2] - also rarely used, and easy to override
>> in contrib by the time we'd be taking it out, if not already.

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