potku wrote: ↑
Fri Apr 05, 2019 9:50 am
Is the reason that it would require extra work?
There may be several reasons.
I pick up again the example of adding a special setting to change a forum's behaviour, eg. adding a forum image.
You certainly can add a special page in the ext tab. There you can
- choose your forum
- change the forum image
- save the setting for the forum
This would re-invent the wheel, because (1) and (3) already exist on the forum settings page in the acp (which is not only the little work in the front end, but a lot of work in the back end, like reading the database tables, verify data, write back etc.) And if something changes in forum reading process, you need to re-implement it in your extension as well.
So, implementing only (2) on the existing forums settings page is the the more logical way to do (in my opinion).
And I believe the average board administrator expects a forum image to be changed in the forum section of the acp, where all other forum settings are handled, and not in the extension tab.
Thing about having no coffee maker in your house. You buy one now. What would the logical place to put it? In a separate room for "expanding your household equipment" (most common called "garage") together with the new TV, the new rowing machine, the litter for the cats (feel free to think about other things ...) or in the already existing kitchen?