[wp-hackers] RE: 2.1 Ongoing Work

Andrew Krespanis leftjustified at gmail.com
Thu Oct 26 03:13:16 GMT 2006

+1 for links (or bookmarks), -1 for blogroll.
Blogroll for me are links to the latest n posts from people whose
blogs I subscribe -- a rolling list of blogs.

Blogroll means both too many things to some and nothing to others; and
is also just a furthering of the tacky verbifying of the buzzword
'blog'. (which, years later, still sounds too much like bog -- slang
for excrement)


On 10/25/06, Les Bessant <les at lcb.me.uk> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com
> > [mailto:wp-hackers-bounces at lists.automattic.com] On Behalf Of
> > Jeremy Visser
> >
> >
> > This is just my experience, but I've welcomed the change from Links to
> > Blogroll. I know this sounds silly, but on my first encounter with
> > WordPress, when I saw the Links tab with the links in the list, I was
> > under the impression that you create a blog post and post a link
> > relevant to the blog post in the Links section. Now I know
> > that you put
> > links in the actual post.
> >
> > I know that's really n00by, but that was the impression I got from
> > "Links", even though I knew what "Blogroll" meant at that time.
> >
> Whereas people coming at WordPress from other directions will be saying
> "what?". Many people's links are just that - links to other sites, which are
> not necessarily blogs. For confusion reduction, I would prefer "Links" (or
> bookmarks even) for the general concept. "Blogroll" can be a category of
> links, which would make sense for people who have different kinds of links.
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