[jdev] a vision

Nicolas Vérité nicolas.verite at gmail.com
Wed Mar 11 09:20:39 CDT 2009

On Wed, Mar 11, 2009 at 2:50 PM, Remko Tronçon <remko at el-tramo.be> wrote:
> When I surf to jabber.org, I want to see a professional looking page
> with 2 things:
> - A 3-line explanation of what jabber is

Where is the text of the Drupal-based former website?

> - A button with "Join now", which creates me an account on the Jabber
> network by only asking me questions that I know the answer to (Name,
> Email, Preferred login name)

You got now the "Join now!", but still no form ;-)

> What I do see is:
> - A website that looks like a perpetual work in progress. Pretty
> scary, doesn't really sound like a good IM service to me.
> - About 50 links, many of which are uninteresting (the sidebar,
> because it's a wiki)

I've minimized the size of this sidebar (can be reverted).

> - "Create account" links that don't create a Jabber account

True, still no form, it's page full of text. Who has got such a piece
of script/software?

> - Links to events that have passed, but nobody dares to touch the
> front page, because nobody owns that page


> - Links to things like 'discussion' that give me an error

This does'nt to me although I understand some people might think so
watching a big input field.

> - A quickstart guide that tells me to pick a server (a what? why?)

We can drive the user to "jabber.org IM service', but shouldn't we be

> - A box saying that there have been GMail issues. When was that? This
> morning? Last week? It seems this Jabber thing has lots of issues with
> GMail, because it's been there for quite a while. (Why is it there?
> Exactly, nobody dares to touch it)


> Want me to go on? :)

Yes, please! ;-)

> Anyway, I'm not going to rant about Wikis anymore, this isn't helping.
> I do believe that Peter's suggestion is a good one: one simple page to
> get people hooked up with Jabber fast, that we can refer people to if
> they want to chat on Jabber. One translator per language would be nice
> to have the site translated, with a good system in place that notifies
> of changes (which shouldn't happen often) to this page.
> cheers,
> Remko

If it's an overworked-two-persons, closed-loop work, the don't rant
about the lack of contributions. No? ;-)

If not, then let the contributions come in by
seeding/starting/igniting, like we both do today here.

Nicolas Vérité (Nÿco) mailto:nicolas.verite at gmail.com
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