It looks like when the menu to set type on card creation was removed in contexts where it wasn't relevant it was done in an overly general way. A little testing makes it seem like any pre-named plus card creation lacks the menu.
I've actually been wanting to get rid of that interface for a long time. It's highly problematic and usually very noisy. And it tends to put a Wagneer's decision in an Editor's face. As a casual user, seeing "type ... <Basic>" can be really disarming.
I went forward with it last night because I saw how many problems it was causing. Create permissions used to be type based but now are not. So with plus cards, where create permission tends to be inherited, type-based options are confusing and usually inappropriate.
My thought is that we could make an explicit way to turn it on (like type:_options), but that this is by far the better default behavior.
--John Abbe.....2013-03-13 19:05:05 +0000
If there's a way to distinguish between clicking on a form's +foo and a manually-entered URL it would be nice to keep the old behavior on the latter.
--John Abbe.....2013-03-13 19:15:18 +0000
closing (discussion moved to link above)
--Ethan McCutchen.....2013-04-03 15:27:28 +0000