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Thomas Gonder 
Switchboards are pretty simple indeed, but what exactly makes them evil? My old system, under conversion to Access, has over two hundred menus, each one with up to fifteen options to run. I'm not about to create a custom menu form for each of those menus! There is no need to make 200+ menus look "pretty".

Is the evil objection based on how simple looking Access Switchboards are or the fact that they are parameterized?
Dan Jackson
I think Rick just wants to train newbies away from templates and get them building from scratch. I can't see much wrong with switchboards AS LONG AS you have no plans to expand beyond a simple menu system. Otherwise, you'd have to start all over again anyway...

Also, yeah. 200 is a little unusual so if it works, it works. If you are only using 1 or 2 main menues, custom building gives a lot more freedom and better futureproofing
Richard Rost
I think I explain why I don't like them here: Navigation
Thomas Gonder
I see lots of things I think could be better in life. I rarely think of them as evil. Evil to me is recreating the same application (like menus or forms) over and over again, each one slightly different in how it appears and behaves. Poor users of that type of designing.
Richard Rost
I mean... It's not Star Trek Discovery evil, but...
Thomas Gonder
I haven't yet got to that kind of evil yet, I'm still back when the Borg got Picard.
Richard Rost
Good times.

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