[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #47046: Site Health: Remove grading

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Tue Apr 30 20:59:41 UTC 2019

#47046: Site Health: Remove grading
 Reporter:  Cybr            |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  high            |   Milestone:  Future Release
Component:  Administration  |     Version:  trunk
 Severity:  normal          |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  site-health     |     Focuses:  ui, administration

Comment (by DavidAnderson):

 I strongly beg to differ.

 - "Let's release it and then see how loudly people scream afterwards" is
 neither a sensible UX testing policy, nor a metric of whether something
 was a good idea to begin with.

 - Whether or not Mr. Joe Average-Site-Owner does, or does not, enjoy
 having complex things over-simplified for him is not relevant, if the goal
 is quality software engineering and a resultant helpful experience.

 - Hiding one visual element is not "a large change".

 - We don't need to wait to "see how it performs in the wild". It performs
 badly in the wild, because it's an attempt to turn something complex into
 something simple, using arbitrary methods to do so, resulting in
 misdirected focus and lots of wasted man hours... and not in a way that's
 going to be surprising or new, but in a way well understood from previous
 mistakes in the area (e.g. Google PageSpeed scores). Again, in the case of
 a clear UX anti-pattern, whether Joe Average understands that is not

 You turn on your car ignition tomorrow. A software update to your car
 means that the dashboard in front of you now has a new feature.... it's
 telling you that your "Car Health" is 70%. Explain what that means. Do you
 need a mechanic? How about if it's 80%? 90%? 95%? 98%? At what level
 should you be concerned, and why? Answer: you have no idea; the only
 meaningful information is the explanation of what items need looking at,
 and why.

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