Talking Drupal #423 - Conflict Resolution Team

November 06, 2023
Today we are talking about The Conflict Resolution Team, What they do, and Why they do it with guest Mark Casias. We’ll also cover Smart Trim as our module of the week.


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  • What is the Conflict Resolution Team
  • Why is the Conflict Resolution Team needed
  • When / Why was the Conflict Resolution Team created
  • What kinds of issues does the Conflict Resolution Team deal with
  • Do you meet separately from discussing issues
  • How do you handle burnout
  • How does one become a member
  • Why are you a member
  • How do you submit an issue to the Conflict Resolution Team
  • How many submissions do you get
  • Do you have to include the Drupal Association
  • Does the DA provide tools
  • Does the Conflict Resolution Team need help
  • Is there any specific training you look for
    • Code of conduct training
  • Anything you would like to add


  • Brief description:
    • Have you ever wanted to truncate provided user text in a more intelligent way than the “summary or trimmed” formatter in Drupal core? There’s a module for that.
  • Brief history
    • How old: Originally created in Apr 2012
    • Versions available: 7.x-1.6 and 2.1.0 versions available, the latter compatible with Drupal 8, 9, and 10
  • Maintainership
    • Actively maintained
  • Number of open issues
    • 74, 8 of which are active bugs against the 2.x branch
  • Test coverage, using the new GitLab CI
  • User guide for documentation
  • Usage stats:
    • 66,919
  • Maintainer(s):
    • Friends of the podcast, markie, ultimike, volkswagenchick
    • Module features and usage
    • Adds a variety of configuration options, in addition to the trim length:
    • Whether the length is characters or words
    • An optional suffix at the trim point e.g. ellipsis
    • Whether or not to add a more link after the trimmed text
    • Stripping HTML tags from the trimmed output
    • The ability to customize the output even more via twig template override
    • Because it works by providing a field formatter it works with entity display but also views, layout builder, and more
    • A module I’ve used many times myself and found extremely useful. I haven’t had a chance to try the latest release, but given the recent focus on UI improvements, documentation, and flexibility in the twig template it should be even better than I remember