Reorderer components' name change

Jess Mitchell jess at
Wed Sep 24 13:28:41 UTC 2008

Lightbox is too reminiscent of

If I were the only one to make that gaff (before I joined the  
project!) I wouldn't be motivated so suggest there was confusion, but  
I've heard others also confusing them.

The term lightbox might already be too deeply associated with the  
above for us to use.

Though much less sexy, I like the self-explanatory.  We've got a  
burden of confusion to contend with and calling a spade a spade might  


Jess Mitchell
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Project Manager / Fluid Project
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On Sep 24, 2008, at 3:22 AM, antranig at wrote:

> This sounds like a great initiative which will reduce confusion.
> I'm really not fond of the name "Thumbnail Reorderer" though,
> it sounds like it is something which would be nasty to work on :)
> How about simply "Lightbox Reorderer"?
> A.
> Quoting Erin Yu <erin.yu at>:
>> Hi,
>> The new names for the Reorderer components have been suggested a
>> couple of times recently.
>> The responses have been positive, but no actions have been taken, so
>> here's a quick recap:
>> The two family members of the Reorderer (Lightbox and Layout
>> Customizer) have rather ambiguous names, and we would like to give
>> them self-explanatory and consistent names to make it easier for
>> whomever visiting our wiki.
>> I heard from a lot of you that it would be a good idea to change...
>> Lightbox 			--->		Thumbnail Reorderer
>> Layout Customizer	--->		Layout Reorderer
>> and the List Reorderer would keep its lovely name.
>> If you have any concerns, please let me know tomorrow. If not, I'll
>> go ahead and make these changes on the wiki towards the end of day
>> tomorrow (Wednesday).  :)
>> Erin, your wiki janitor
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