[ckan-discuss] Groups -> themes?
adria.mercader at okfn.org
Mon Dec 9 14:58:19 UTC 2013
I guess that this same thread if a fine example of why I'm -1 in
principle for changing it. 5 people agree that "Groups" is not great,
but they all have chosen different replacements, all perfectly valid,
with slight nuances and adapted to their specific sites. Will changing
"Groups" for "Themes", "Collections" or "Categories" make everyone
happy? I doubt it, and we will end up with all code, api, docs, etc
different from the frontend, as we have now with packages/datasets.
Big renames are always a pain.
I don't find "Groups" particularly meaningful either but at least is
generic enough for everyone. What I'm definitely in favour of is
anything that makes easier to change it for something else on your
My 2 cts.
On 9 December 2013 14:38, Stéphane Guidoin <stephane at opennorth.ca> wrote:
> +1. For the Montreal instance, we translated groups into "thématiques"
> (which is barely the same as themes). However, we kept "group" in the url.
> On Mon, Dec 9, 2013 at 4:50 AM, Mark Wainwright <mark.wainwright at okfn.org>
>> Hi all,
>> Another suggestion from me, to rename 'groups'. I think the meaning of
>> this is completely unclear to most users (including me). The name
>> "Groups" is a hang-over from the days when they basically had to
>> fulfil the function of what are now "Organizations" as well.
>> A number of CKAN sites have written front-ends in which groups are
>> renamed as something more comprehensible, usually "Themes". Is it time
>> for CKAN to bite the bullet and make this the default? I certainly
>> think it would be clearer.
>> More contentiously, what about renaming "Organizations" to
>> "Publishers", as many sites have also done?
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