I’m continuing this from a mailing list thread, mainly because I want to include a screenshot but also to kickstart this group working in this space…
I’ve really tried to make the new layout less overwhelming — that was actually one of my goals in the reorg. Instead of a huge array of categories (which is both daunting on the front page and overwhelming when picking where to post), there’s just the few.
I do hope to consolidate more things here — move discussions where possible, and mirror and bridge them when we can’t or don’t want to. That might make it more intimidating on one axis, but on another it simplifies, because there’s less “Okay, to get started, learn about Pagure and Hyperkitty and the Wiki and GitLab and also some stuff is on Github plus there’s still Taiga, and we have Telegram, IRC, and Matrix, and then Hackmd of course, and Fedocal plus Jitsi or Bluejeans…”
If you have more suggestions on how we can ease people in, I think that’d be good in general.
We can definitely do this. We can create a “Getting Started” group (hopefully soon a Fedora Accounts group), and set all categories except Getting Started to muted, and that one to Watched.
That would make the front page look like this (with the existing Fedora Classroom category as an example:
… and all of the menus (Latest, Active, New…) only show posts from that group too. You can then click “Muted Categories” to see the rest, and unmute as you like. (I guess probably we’d actually want to make Site Feedback also unmuted, but all the tags in it except #help and #guide — otherwise that probably also overwhelms. Anyway I hope you get the idea.)
With the new site, the default settings are:
- Watched: none
- Tracking: Community Blog, Podcast
- Watching First Post: News & Announcements
- Muted: Everything in Team Workflows
Which I hope is a decent balance.
We actually could mute everything as the default for everyone — there’s even a site setting for that. Or we could set it that way for tl0 users, and then have more show up unmuted when you reach tl1 (although we’d probably need a little custom work to make that be smart about what people have already changed for themselves.) Lots of options!