[development] New project vocabularies
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Thu Feb 12 16:16:33 UTC 2009
On Feb 12, 2009, at 10:48 AM, Victor Kane wrote:
> Remember folks, these are usability experts focusing on people
> coming to drupal.org.
> That means, the main concern in our minds is, given a pressing need,
> how can I obtain a list of modules that might be just what I'm
> looking for! Cool!
> So if we stop analyzing it from the module author's point of view
> (another chore to do in creating/updating a project, having to pick
> out tags) and start analyzing it from the "how can I do what I need
> to do with contributed modules real quick" point of view, the tags
> start making sense as a basis for building that kind of functionality.
My concern is simply what Kathleen articulated. That if 90% of modules
pick every category, then usability is greatly reduced. It would be
*much* more useful if all modules are assumed useful for all sites,
except for ones that are specifically limited to a niche category. I'd
rather get 5 results for E-learning for modules that only apply to
that category rather than 4000 modules, 3995 of which apply to all
sites plus 5 for E-learning.
That said, I'm not opposed to just turning it on and seeing how it
goes, but I know that all of my modules are applicable to all sites
and there aren't many that I use when site building that aren't used
everywhere as well.
> Victor Kane
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 1:25 PM, Greg Knaddison <Greg at growingventuresolutions.com
> > wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 12, 2009 at 8:11 AM, Gábor Hojtsy <gabor at hojtsy.hu> wrote:
> > Note: IMHO we can remove the types of sites vocabulary always, if we
> > find it is not working well.
> I agree. Sure, some modules are useful on all sites and will select
> that, but some modules really are applicable to only a few kinds of
> sites. The tag issues will cause some additional maintenance problems
> but we have tools for dealing with it. Let's try this out long enough
> to see how it works with a faceted search interface.
> Greg Knaddison
> http://knaddison.com | 303-800-5623 | http://growingventuresolutions.com
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