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Re: [Design-team] What to do with start.fp.o?

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On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 9:33 PM, Misha Shnurapet <shnurapet@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
18.06.2011, 05:24, "Sijis Aviles" <sijis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
> I wanted to start a discussion on what is the goal/purpose for start.fedoraproject.org. There has been some push on redesigning and freshening up its 'look and feel' which some of that work has been completed. However, the problem is we need to answer what is the purpose of start.fp.o?. Without answering this question, we can't redesign it without having a target audience in mind.


I got some very thoughtful responses. Here are some of my thoughts around them:

On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 9:33 PM, Misha Shnurapet wrote:
> * call for participation (something like "What would you like to improve: etc."), list of burning community tasks

I think having some feedback on how to improve Fedora is great. My only thought is the 'start' page really the best place for that? If this is the first time i've used Fedora, how would I know what it should improve in.

This also leads into a question... do users actually keep the site start.fp.o as a default page after their first FF launch?


On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 3:34 PM, Ryan Rix wrote:
>    Some ideas:
>    * Integrate bits of Insight in to it (iframes, or something more elegant?)

We currently try to integrate some of the stuff in lists.fp.o and planet. Once Insight is fully implemented it can be added too.

>    * Create onramps for people to get involved in Fedora

Yes. We surely want folks to contribute to the project. We already have join.fp.o (which is just a redirect). Maybe she should highlight that stuff more in other places too?


On Fri, Jun 17, 2011 at 3:30 PM, Stephen John Smoogen  wrote:

> Personally I think a page of tutorials like  "HOW TO USE THE FEDORA
DESKTOP" would be a good thing. Heck make it part of the release
process. If you want something to be included as a feature for release
N+1 it needs to have material to be added to start.

This is an interesting thought. It reminds me of a 'how to get started' type thing, which is what ideally start.fp.o should be. We already have some tutorials written but there is so much community driven content out there that we should be able to point to them as resources for users. This definitely keeps the content writing ourselves to a minimum.

What I don't understand is what you mean by "make it part of the release process". Are you referring to make it parts of the docs/marketing/websites beta/alpha/ga release processes? And who will own this?

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