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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

#5599 closed enhancement (fixed)

Change Profile Settings to Privacy Settings

Reported by: prometheus-fire's profile Prometheus Fire Owned by: djpaul's profile djpaul
Milestone: 2.2 Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Extended Profile Keywords: has-patch
Cc: jjjay@…


This is a follow-up to #5352.

I only just discovered the feature at #5352 and found it to be a great addition. however, after using it a few times, I think that using the word Profile is a little confusing and not obvious as to what the user will find.

I know the discussion has already been completed, but I'd like to re-open it and suggest the use of the word Privacy instead.

I spent some time using it, and after putting hands and eyes onto it, it is not intuitive what Profile settings are (since we already have a Profile page). They are not profile settings anyhow, they are privacy settings.

An additional thought, which may need a new ticket, would be to have the change links on the profile -> edit page link to the privacy settings page instead of opening up the radio box selector to change the setting for that individual field. From a UX perspective, if you want to change privacy settings on the fields, it is perhaps better acheived from the new master settings page you have created instead of individual on the fields themselve.

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5599.diff (664 bytes) - added by tharsheblows 10 years ago.
change profile to profile visibility

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Change History (8)

#1 @DJPaul
10 years ago

  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 2.1
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

Sounds reasonable. Not sure if we'll get time to look at for the 2.1 release unless it's something you're interested in contributing to, but I'll put it in that milestone for now.

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#2 @DJPaul
10 years ago

  • Keywords needs-patch added

#3 @DJPaul
10 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.1 to 2.2

#4 @DJPaul
10 years ago

"Privacy" isn't the correct word here. I'd be OK with using "Profile Visibility" -- what do you think, @Prometheus Fire?

#5 @DJPaul
10 years ago

  • Keywords good-first-bug added

10 years ago

change profile to profile visibility

#6 @tharsheblows
10 years ago

  • Cc jjjay@… added
  • Keywords has-patch added; needs-patch good-first-bug removed

Changed Profile to Profile Visibility and took out extra space.

#7 @djpaul
10 years ago

  • Owner set to djpaul
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 9167:

Settings: rename the member/settings subnav tab name from "Profile" to "Profile Visibility".

The new name clarifies what the purpose of this subnav screen is; that is, to manage profile fields' visibility.

Fixes #5599, props tharsheblows

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