[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
> 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.
Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6342#comment:3>
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