[Members] jabber.org website mandate

Robert B Quattlebaum, Jr. darco at deepdarc.com
Thu Aug 24 19:00:01 CDT 2006

On Aug 24, 2006, at 1:44 PM, Bart van Bragt wrote:
> Jabber.org should be something like:
> http://get.live.com/messenger/overview
> http://messenger.yahoo.com/ (cool, it even points me to a Mac  
> client :D)

Absolutely! This is what we should be aiming for with respect to  
jabber.org. We need style and clarity.

> Not a lot of text on the first page, slick graphics, the main  
> advantages of the protocol and a big button to get started. People  
> don't read so make sure that they don't have to if they just want  
> to get down and dirty ;)
> 'Get Jabber'
> -> Pick a client
> -> Pick a server
> -> Point to JID creation page

We will need to come up with some sort of standards for what kind of  
servers could be listed. If even a few unstable servers are available  
on jabber.org for the user to select, then that would tarnish the  
image we are going for.

Some sort of mandatory up-time requirement before being listed or  

> Maybe we can even create custom client install packages that  
> include the JID and other settings. That way the user doesn't have  
> to go through annoying setup screens in the client, they just have  
> to enter their password. Or we can try to improve the clients out  
> there to make them a bit more friendly to new users...

Pandion is an excellent example of ease-of-use. Just enter your JID  
and password, and you are ready to go.

> One thing that we shouldn't do is trying to be politically correct.  
> Some  clients are just better suited for your average user than  
> others, we should just point the users to a very limited number of  
> clients that we know work well and are easy to use. Please don't  
> try to be 'correct' and show them a list with a zillion half  
> functional Jabber clients :\

I agree, we need to have some minimum level of functionality/quality  
to be listed, and perhaps have an even higher standard for  
"recommended" clients. I believe there are some JEP's which define  
some standards for this, I can't remember them off the top of my head...

Robert Quattlebaum
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