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Lack of Interest Permission terminology changes in RC2

Discussion in 'Closed Suggestions' started by Floren, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    I noticed the recent changes into perms terminology.
    Personally I'm not really fond of the current default setting: Not Set (No)
    I would simply name it: Not Set
    The No part makes it confusing, compared with the Never settings.
    Second, Deny was the proper term, since you have the Allow settings.

    My suggestion for the titles:
    Not Set | Allow | Deny

    On top of that, we have the tooltip telling us exactly what each permission set does for us.

    Onimua and Shelley like this.
  2. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    We are never going to make everyone happy with the permission terminology. Technical people think it should be one way, end users think something else, and we haven't even got onto the people who think that the terms should be 'Ice Cream' and 'Raisins'.
    CFodder, Floren, DSF and 1 other person like this.
  3. Shelley

    Shelley Well-Known Member

    I have to admit I prefer floren's suggestion but as kier stated you'll never make everyone happy with this one. Personally, I would have left it as it was but eitherway it's not a show stopper.
  4. lightbox

    lightbox Active Member

    I am strongly against Floren's suggestion.
    For non-native english speakers (which I am one of) the current terminology is way more comprehensible.
  5. dabollicks

    dabollicks Active Member

    I didnt find the old way that bad, but as Kier said, you cant please everyone
  6. Floren

    Floren Well-Known Member

    I would rather use 'Chocolate' and 'Motorcycles', then. :D
    On the serious side, your point is very valid.

  7. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Ideally, the grey permission would say

    Not Set (No, unless something else says otherwise)

    But that's a bit long-winded.
    lightbox, Trombones13 and Dean like this.

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