Honey, I shrunk the list of pods...
Please don't be seduced by the title, it's not that ;)
What I want to draw your attention to is the following List of pods When people see this, they have an unpleasant reaction (I asked some): "what the fuck is that?"; "why would I need to know those details?"; "what about podadmins?"; "why would I trust those servers?"
I suggest we make the lists of pods more user friendly and transparent in a social media sense. We could add for instance a link to the podadmin (not to his/her real name, if she wants to be anonymous, but to a short presentation of herself - like, hey, I'm podadmin X, I like this and that, welcome to my pod) or a printscreen of "why is this pod different from others". I believe that would make joining diaspora* more entertaining and provocative!
Poll Created Sun 7 Dec 2014 12:44PM
Change the way in which www.podupti.me looks and feels? Closed Sat 31 Jan 2015 12:04PM
BLOCK - We don't need that, biatch!
YES - Yes, we definitely need to make the list of pods more user - friendly!
NO - Let's stick with the old one, that's not so important right now
|Results||Option||% of points||Voters|
||Agree||97.4%||38||A Q DU|
|Undecided||0%||251||MS AA S CB GC|
39 of 290 people have voted (13%)
Sun 7 Dec 2014 5:05PM
A survey kind of filter with questions like their country would be awesome too. Closed pods should be hidden by default. We should offer them nearest pod. Some kind of rating for privacy laws per country would be great too.
Tue 9 Dec 2014 11:52AM
The major thing is the header line has to be frozen, it's annoying figuring out what's what. Besides changing the overall look, "Open" and "Closed" should be colored. The map is okay, but the link to return to the table disappears when I go to it.
Fri 12 Dec 2014 6:19PM
Agree, the list was fine with 5 pods, its a useless mess now. Some sort of auto picker using my or Jason's json feed would make a lot more sense now that the lists are large.
Tue 23 Dec 2014 12:21PM
I think we should make the pod choosing process easier and tell users what they all offer. We could also have separate pages for different pods with more details
Tue 30 Dec 2014 10:02PM
The site looks to much for nerds. I don't mind, I am a nerd. :) But my friends are used to shitbook and if I want to convince them to use D* it has to be more smooth. I have to convince my heroine addicted friends to use FREE hay-like-weed. No way!
Sat 17 Jan 2015 3:19PM
Yes, it would seem wise to list the most reknowned pods (shrekislove, diasporg, diasp.net, joindiaspora, etc) and drop the other ones OR have a separate listing or obscure the other pods with a "See more pods" or something.