[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #6342: Improve XProfile field visibility labels

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Thu Apr 2 14:19:55 UTC 2015

#6342: Improve XProfile field visibility labels
 Reporter:  johnjamesjacoby       |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  high                  |   Milestone:  2.3
Component:  Component - XProfile  |     Version:
 Severity:  minor                 |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  2nd-opinion           |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * keywords:  2nd-opinion has-patch => 2nd-opinion


 I assume that by "hierarchy" you just mean the order of the options? If
 so, I agree that your reordering is an improvement.

 Regarding "Only Me" and other changes. The original reasoning behind the
 wording was that I wanted parallel grammar for all the options, with the
 heading being "Who should be able to see this field?" "Everyone", "Only
 Me", etc are appropriate answers. "Public" isn't really grammatical - it's
 more of a descriptor of the field than of who should be able to see it. So
 if we're changing the visibility labels to describe the field rather than
 the audience, we should change the wording for the fieldset label as well.

 I don't care about breaking backward compatibility with plugins using
 numerical indexes.

 I do agree that it's odd to have "Only Me" on the back end. Maybe a better
 solution is for visibility levels to have different labels for admin-
 facing vs user-facing contexts (or perhaps "me" vs "someone else"

 > Is this verbiage actually better? I think so, but maybe not?

 I understand the motivation behind the changes, but I'm not convinced it's
 better. "Only Self" is not very natural sounding at all, and "Only
 Friends" is just slightly better. Again, having "my" vs "someone else"
 labels might help here.

 Side question: Has anybody reported issues with the labels not being
 clear? Or is this your own bugbear?

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