[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #4359: Remove author dropdown from Manage Posts

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Wed May 30 07:50:13 GMT 2007

#4359: Remove author dropdown from Manage Posts
 Reporter:  westi             |        Owner:  rob1n
     Type:  defect            |       Status:  new  
 Priority:  normal            |    Milestone:  2.3  
Component:  Administration    |      Version:  2.3  
 Severity:  major             |   Resolution:       
 Keywords:  has-patch commit  |  
Comment (by westi):

 Replying to [comment:3 ryan]:
 > The author filter allows editors to separate out drafts from different
 contributors, so it would be nice to keep the capability to filter by
 author.  Note that we have the same potential problem with categories.
 Some blogs have thousands of categories.  Perhaps we could show the
 dropdown if there are less than so many authors or categories (say 200)
 and show a text input otherwise.


 It just seemed strange for it to appear now when it was said before that
 it didn't scale and we already had a good way of accessing the info.

 Whatever the outcome of the author dropdown we do need to move the action
 hook as I did in my patch above so that it is back in a more sensible

 I think my prefered solution for authors / categories / any other large
 lists would be to look at alternative user interfaces which provide better
 access methodology.

 Maybe a cloud style display for terms (tags/cats/...) which is within an
 expandable twisty.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4359#comment:4>
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