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Fixed term for personal discussions vs conversations

Discussion in 'Resolved Bug Reports' started by Boothby, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. Boothby

    Boothby Active Member

    I'm not saying this is a bug, anyway, it confused me and I want to report that.

    On that privacy settings page we have:

    People Who May...
    [] Start personal discussions with you:

    And on Contact Details we have:

    Privacy Settings
    [] Accept personal conversation invitations from...

    These 2 settings are the same but have different labels. The official term now is "conversation"(?). The internal variable name is allow_send_personal_discussion.

    Can we have only one term in use, to not confuse people, also for internal variable notations, phrase names and so on?
  2. Brandon_R

    Brandon_R Guest

    Nice find, it's suggestions like these that help polish the software off :)

    It's definitely an inconsistency and should be fixed :)
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  3. Floris

    Floris Guest

    Since they both are about the same thing, and both are self-explanatory, I don't see why it would be confusing.
  4. Enigma

    Enigma Well-Known Member

  5. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    I agree. For consistency's sake, they should probably be the same.
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  6. Floris

    Floris Guest

    THat resparks the conversation then about calling a thread a discussion and the button still being called a thread, etc.
  7. James

    James Well-Known Member

    As for the [Confused Me] prefix, I think that the OP is stating the "discussions" should be renamed to "conversations" or vice versa.
  8. Kier

    Kier XenForo Developer Staff Member

    Various systems have been renamed in the course of producing this software, some of those renames are not yet complete.

    Personal discussions -> Personal conversations is an ongoing process.
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  9. Peggy

    Peggy Well-Known Member

    Preferably conversations. :)
  10. Dean

    Dean Well-Known Member

    I do have a question. What were they originally called?

    Personal Discussions?
  11. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    I believe this is the only place that has a different wording.
  12. James

    James Well-Known Member

    Will the variable be renamed too? allow_send_personal_discussion -> allow_send_personal_conversation/convo
  13. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

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  14. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

    Thread vs Discussion or Topic

    I get your point and I don't find it confusing myself, but it can be for others. Thinking about novice users on my board. Thereby it is not...

    ... consistent and this should always be corrected.

    Indeed, this is a good point. Overall... I always hated the word 'thread'... on vBulletin and every other board that uses this phrase. When there was not a Dutch translation available for vBulletin at the time... my dutch members kept asking me 'what is a thread'? No clue. I mean when you translate it you get : 'draadje' (which means so much as wire/line (and thread), but people in The Netherlands never ever talk about a 'draadje' when it comes to discussions. Apparently, it is common language/knowledge for English speaking people using a web board(?). As a Dutch person I find it still a bit of a weird word to use on forums... I much prefer [New Discussion] or [New Topic].
  15. James

    James Well-Known Member

    I get the feeling that if you do want to make it a social forum we should move away from thread and start displaying more relative terms like discussion :p

    It's not a big issue for me though :)
  16. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Thread relates to threaded view, as opposed to flat or linear view.
  17. Grover

    Grover Well-Known Member

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