#17739 – Comment prompt text is misleading


Need a better label for email field in default theme comment form so it doesn’t sound like it’s promising peace, justice, and respect for email address privacy by blog author/owner.

#comments, #labels, #trac

#17282 – Dashboard Recent Comments “View All” update

The “View All” buttons on the dashboard boxes are weird b/c they are buttons, but they aren’t actions, they are links. Would like to start switching over to a standard where buttons are mostly reserved for action/commitments, not just links to another screen.

Suggestions for Recent Comments box: instead of “View All” button, replace with links to the various views of the comments screen. So:

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…where the link styles are the same as on edit-comments.php

#buttons, #comments, #css, #dashboard-2, #links, #trac

Recent Comments

The Comments screen is something I want to improve soon. It’s a big challenge, though, and we will hopefully have a gsoc project dedicated to it, so I don’t want to plan something that would prevent the gsoc project from being committed if it turns out well. If the project gets accepted for gsoc, will anticipate doing ui review in group mtgs/on this blog to help direct the interface (student has done some early mockups to get started).

In the meantime, let’s talk about the Recent Comments box on the Dashboard screen. It was thrown together in 2.7 and never revisited b/c no one had time, and when a student did it as part of a gsoc dashboard modules project last year, it wasn’t super successful. It needs to be redone, and has needed it for over 2 years. Some of the things we meant to get around to:

  • Don’t just display x comments, but bring in the ‘river of comments’ model.
  • Expand to see all of comment text (on hover? on click? need to decide).

There are more, but I’ll let you guys have the fun of identifying them. Leave your suggestions in the comments and let’s discuss at an upcoming ui group meeting, prioritize, and have someone mock up the decided course.

#comments, #dashboard-2