[development] Early Drupal 6 review from Chris Messina

Michelle Cox mcox at charter.net
Wed Nov 14 17:45:07 UTC 2007

I have been wondering the same thing.  But, then, Drupal is my first CMS so 
maybe it's easier because it's my "first language" :)


On 11/14/2007 11:32:10 AM, Richard Morse (remorse at partners.org) wrote:
> [snipped long discussion of alternatives to "taxonomy", "vocabulary",
> "term"]
> I'm sorry to interrupt, but I'm still not sure why there is a
> problem. Although I
> don't claim to be a master at using
> taxonomy.module, it was very obvious to me after the first two
> minutes of using Drupal what the terms meant. Why do we need to
> change them? The only thing I would change is the "categories" menu
> item back to "taxonomies". Is there any advantage to using less
> correct and more ambiguous terms to name things?
> The entire topic of categorization is going to require some learning
> in order to make use of it. If there are default profiles, as has
> recently been discussed, which have already set up a default
> vocabulary as a "tagging" vocabulary, then the needs of the beginning
> blogger has been taken care of. Anything complex, users are going to
> need to read a bit, or play around for a while, to figure out -- so
> what is the extra minute to realize that a vocabulary is a collection
> of terms?
> (If people can't
> stand the word "vocabulary", why not "dictionary",
> which is also a collection of terms?)
> Confused,
> Ricky 

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