[wp-hackers] Posting still slow
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Thu Sep 1 14:29:19 GMT 2005
> "Actually, there is harm in making it optional. Filling option screens
with trivial options is the fastest way to guarentee a confused user.
Options should be precious and only a select few should be available.
Options are so often used as a lazy way of deciding a dispute"
Thanks David for stating my point more eloquently:)
On 9/1/05, David House <dmhouse at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 01/09/05, Amit Gupta <wp at igeek.info> wrote:
> > so ofcourse if you are gonna show some visual confirmation to the user
> as to
> > what's happening(like 'pinging'),
> > then that should be made optional!! There's no harm in making it
> > so the authors who want to
> > see when WP is pinging etc. they can enable the option.
> Actually, there is harm in making it optional. Filling option screens
> with trivial options is the fastest way to guarentee a confused user.
> Options should be precious and only a select few should be available.
> Options are so often used as a lazy way of deciding a dispute: instead
> of making a decision one way or another, the developers stick an
> option in. This is not the way it should be.
> See http://www106.pair.com/rhp/free-software-ui.html, specifically the
> section on 'The Question of Preferences'. Here, no value is gained by
> adding the option: those that are techy enough to understand the
> 'Pinging X' output probably also understand that big DB dumps and RPCs
> may take some time.
> I say we take Owen's suggestion about linking to a seperate pinger on
> the next page, or Matt's with the iframe. Either way is good: someone
> should set up some proof-of-concepts for both and we'll see how they
> -David House, dmhouse at gmail.com, http://xmouse.ithium.net
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