[development] New project vocabularies

Addison Berry drupal at rocktreesky.com
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.

- Addi

> Victor Kane
> http://awebfactory.com.ar
> 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
> --
> Greg Knaddison
> http://knaddison.com | 303-800-5623 | http://growingventuresolutions.com

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