Customizability vs. Shipping a Good Product

Gervase Markham gerv at
Wed Aug 29 16:11:10 UTC 2007

Frédéric Buclin wrote:
>> We could list them on the index page but not have a tab for some of them
>> on the left or something.  Then clicking that pref name in the index
>> would go to the magical hidden page
> Either a parameter is removed completely, or we keep it visible. I don't
> want to explain someone that the pref he is looking for is hidden. It's
> already hard enough for some of these admins to find them.

But that's backwards logic. Let's reverse it:

It's hard for admins to find prefs.

-> We should have fewer, better organised prefs

But we don't want to remove any (or many) prefs

-> We put the less-used ones somewhere out of the way.

Anyway, let's start by trying to remove some, and then we can see how 
many are left, and whether we need further simplification.


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