On Wednesday 14 March 2007 20:40:42 Erik Moeller wrote:
I don't think this UI was really ready for
criticism yet :).
I know that it is a very early stage which mainly is technical work behind the
scenes such as how to store the items and how to connect it with the default
MediaWiki framework. As the interface does reflect the storage part to a
certain degree I think it can be helpful to discuss some logical aspects of
the UI (I am not talking about default font size, alignment, CSS and
friends ;). Drop down boxes vs. buttons is something which potentially
affects the technical internals.
Ok you could say (in pseudocode):
if (flag = single_item and unset_flag = false)
use buttons or plain links
use drop down boxes
But I suppose it is easier to do something like this if you have it in mind
from the beginings on. That's what I want to make sure.
My main aim is to avoid double work and also to avoid that this extension
evolves into something too complex.
Please be a little patient, at this time Joerg is just
trying out a way to
implement the required feature set, we can always make it prettier
later. And the required feature set does include the capability for
multiple quality types / different dimensions, even if the use in the
de.wikipedia case might be very simple at first.
Well especially a simple flag unsetting can't work within a wiki (regardless
which one). Flag unsetting feature is equal to quality vote wars.
Joerg has a specific set of specifications to work
with; these will be
implemented. Flexibility on the backend does not make it impossible to
implement UIs for specific use scenarios.
Hm all my comments are based on the feature set and specifications that were
discussed about in public and which are written down in the de.wikipedia
wiki. Are these the same? I am a bit confused.
Anyhow I want to say thank you for the nice work done so far and I am really
Daniel Arnold / Arnomane