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

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Thu Apr 2 14:39:55 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           |

Comment (by johnjamesjacoby):

 Replying to [comment:2 boonebgorges]:
 > I assume that by "hierarchy" you just mean the order of the options? If
 so, I agree that your reordering is an improvement.
 BuddyPress has a profile field privacy hierarchy with diminishing
 visibility, which is reflected out-of-order in the UI.

 > 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.
 That's helpful; I recall us talking this over originally, but I had
 forgotten the motivation. I think because the concept of "Everyone"
 doesn't exist anywhere else in BuddyPress, and because we don't really
 have public/private community designation, I'm looking for a more accurate
 description of what "Everyone" translates to.

 > 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"
 I had considered this also, and rabbit holed myself thinking of a gettext
 equivalent function for me vs. you:
 _u( 'you', 'me', 'buddypress' );
 _ue( 'you', 'me', 'buddypress' );

 > 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.
 "Only Me" and "Not Others" ? What's the grammatical equivalent of "Only
 Self" that means "private" without saying so?

 > Side question: Has anybody reported issues with the labels not being
 clear? Or is this your own bugbear?
 Not that I am aware of. Mine or otherwise doesn't change the spirit of the
 improving this bit of verbiage. It's easy enough to filter, and filtering
 it was good motivation to consider patching it.

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