Privacy Rewrite GSoC Project
felipe.contreras at gmail.com
Wed Aug 5 03:28:40 EDT 2009
On Wed, Aug 5, 2009 at 10:18 AM, Mark Doliner<mark at kingant.net> wrote:
>> Please provide your comments. Anyone has a better idea?
>> I will go ahead with this structure, if no one provides a better idea.
> Hmm, I do think I prefer this simpler interface over the one in your
> screenshot. I'm not sure "Custom" is the right approach for blocking
> specific people. I think blocking specific people is an often used
> privacy feature, and I don't think it should be hidden one level
> deeper. I wonder if maybe the per contact setting would fit in the
> main privacy dialog.
> Also, I'm not sure it's necessary to differentiate between blocking
> presence, IMs, chat, FT, etc. I think if someone blocks a person then
> 95% of the time they don't want to get any communication from that
> person. Would removing this differentiation make the UI simpler? If
> so, my vote would be to remove the differentiation and just have a
> single option to "block everything from this person."
Not to mention that the differentiation would be a no-op in MSN as
I've already explained.
But I'll have to be clear on this: this new design is not solving
anything and only introducing new problems. What is supposed to happen
when you select "Allow all users" in MSN? There's no such privacy
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