Bug #89039

Overwrite Packagizer Rules: Bad usability in JD GUI and Webinterface

Added by pspzockerscene 2 months ago. Updated 2 months ago.

Status:NewStart date:11/13/2020
Priority:NormalDue date:
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I've come to the conclusion that the "overwrite packagizer rules" setting in the Add-Links dialog provides bad usability.
I guess it has been added so that, if a user wishes to set custom package-properties prior to crawling, that won't be affected by packagizer rules and/or, if a user intentionally wants to add URLs and skip his own packagizer rules.

That is absolutely fine.
... but if you ask me, that checkbox should only get ticked, if the user actually changes any of the fields in the "Add links" dialog (except the URL-field itself obviously).
Because we have some default packagizer rules, these should always be applied except if the user actually changes.

If you ask me, the way it currently works will often lead to users accidently overwriting packagizer rules thus useful features (= default Packagizer Rules) get disabled.
A lot of users are probably using the "Add links" dialog without changing any options in there (including me sometimes).

The same applies for the myjd webinterface!
I know currently no settings are stored serverside but that is not even necessary: Simply only auto-tick "overwrite packagizer rules" if the user modifies any of the package-fields!

Example thread:

linkgrabber_overwrite_packagizer_rules.png (32.3 KB) pspzockerscene, 11/13/2020 05:46 PM

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