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Sun 7 Dec 2014 12:43PM

Honey, I shrunk the list of pods...

DU [deactivated account] Public Seen by 209

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!

DU

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

Results Option % of points Voters
Agree 97.4% 38 PP DM E AS T A JS A J C K Q D J T DL TR E Y DU
Abstain 2.6% 1 AZ
Disagree 0.0% 0  
Block 0.0% 0  
Undecided 0% 251 BK ST FS MS TS AA S CB HF BO JH DM GC JH JR F RF M EG G

39 of 290 people have voted (13%)

DU

[deactivated account]
Agree
Sun 7 Dec 2014 12:45PM

I think so...

DU

[deactivated account]
Agree
Sun 7 Dec 2014 12:55PM

Definitively.

DU

[deactivated account]
Agree
Sun 7 Dec 2014 12:55PM

Definitely.

PP

Pirate Praveen
Agree
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.

J

jakobdee
Agree
Sun 7 Dec 2014 5:29PM

though Pirate Praveen just swayed me :) ... right onto the Thunderclap .. food for the pods ;)

DC

Daniel Clement
Agree
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.

DM

David Morley
Agree
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.

C

Camil
Agree
Fri 19 Dec 2014 12:44PM

in the loving memory of the deactivated account :)

M

MrmappyINOF
Agree
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

S

sassonie
Agree
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!

DL

Dani'el Levity
Agree
Tue 30 Dec 2014 11:51PM

Rating for privacy laws per country is an awesome idea, too..

C

Can
Agree
Wed 31 Dec 2014 1:51AM

Splitting it in a simple and advanced view using a map for data visualisation like http://kartograph.org/showcase/charts/ could raise the conversion rate.

DU

Dumitru Ursu
Agree
Wed 7 Jan 2015 4:26AM

It wold be nice to have it more compelling - right now is like an API presentation.

T

Theatre-X
Agree
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.

K

kphong
Agree
Thu 22 Jan 2015 5:49PM

A simpler approach without loss of user control would help wider adoption.

JR

Jason Robinson Sun 7 Dec 2014 12:49PM

This is an important point, and has been discussed many times before. BUT, podupti.me is maintained by @davidmorley and it's not really part of the core project site. It's of course the best we have, so that is why it's linked to, being a good list of pods :)

Btw, David has said many times that he will accept pull requests to improve the site. Want to improve it? Go to github, check out the code, improve and send a pull!

BUT, we do need a pod chooser in the project page too. IMHO, it should be more like a wizard, asking the user only a few simple questions, like what other social media sites the user uses (for the services). No lists, no complicated talk about pods and federation. Just a few buttons and then redirect to a suitable pod.

JR

Jason Robinson Sun 7 Dec 2014 12:50PM

(btw, this proposal is kinda useless since no one here except David owns podupti.me.. please don't create proposals if the proposal cannot be "implemented")

DU

[deactivated account] Sun 7 Dec 2014 12:56PM

Again @jasonrobinson - we need the community to voice, I cannot just go to @davidmorley and say "Hey, you know..I don't really like the list of pods, can you make it better?". BUT if we stand for this together, maybe we can persuade him...persuade him to help us make the list better, of course :)

JR

Jason Robinson Sun 7 Dec 2014 12:57PM

Sorry I fail to see how voting on something will make David redesign
his site.. ;) Discussion GOOD, voting USELESS (unless the vote can
be implemented).

DU

[deactivated account] Sun 7 Dec 2014 12:59PM

It will not help @davidmorley redesign his site, it will make him help us redesign it. Please don't misinterpret what I'm saying, thx :)

J

jakobdee Sun 7 Dec 2014 1:30PM

i didnt think podupti.me was too bad .. i dont think making the presentation too complicated would help understanding? ... i DEFINITELY agree with pods expressing their individuality ... i was just checking out framasphere .. great features :) ..... i dont know ... its the niave/power users question again?

DU

[deactivated account] Sun 7 Dec 2014 1:51PM

@jakobdee that's the point, the KISS principle (Keep It Simple, Stupid), but making it more user-friendly, like a French KISS :)

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goob Sun 7 Dec 2014 2:13PM

The plan at some point is to take the best from Pod Uptime and combine it with the best from Jason's stats page to form a new, 'official' pod selection tool which will be hosted on the official project site. When this is done, that's when we can make changes such as you're suggesting.

See this discussion, where such ideas are already being thrown around.

DU

[deactivated account] Sun 7 Dec 2014 2:31PM

@goob good :)

JH

Jonne Haß Sun 7 Dec 2014 3:20PM

Proposals are for reaching a decision in a controversial topic. They do not force anybody to do any contribution, they are a way to deciding if an existing contribution is desired or in what way it must be modified before being accepted. They're also a tool reach consensus on a controversial topic. Proposals are not for drawing attention to one topic, open source developers are usually good at finding ideas about what they'd like to do by themselves.

As such this proposal is another one that's completely useless. I feel we need a subcategory we can move this useless proposals to or even just a policy to be able to clean them out.

AZ

Alexander Zatko Sun 7 Dec 2014 3:36PM

@jonnehass, only the voting options listed in the proposal description box are acceptable in this group? Please point me to the bylaws so I can avoid causing any problems in the future. As it stands, "neutral" is the position I have with this issue.

If you do not like the existence of "neutral" vote in general, bring it up in the Features Loomio group and have it eliminated. Good luck.

JH

Jonne Haß Sun 7 Dec 2014 3:38PM

@alexanderzatko Sorry for the confusion, I incorrectly used the term vote there and corrected it.

MS

Mike Simoens Sun 7 Dec 2014 3:48PM

Replace this proposal with a new proposal to make a pod chooser that is controlled and implemented by this community.

DU

[deactivated account] Sun 7 Dec 2014 3:49PM

@jonnehass :

As such this proposal is another one that’s completely useless. I feel we need a subcategory we can move this useless proposals to or even just a policy to be able to clean them out.

I'm not commenting on neurotic comments. They're useless to me, too ;) Otherwise thanks for your comment from your first paragraph :)

DU

[deactivated account] Sun 7 Dec 2014 3:51PM

@alexanderzatko you can choose to abstain if your position is neutral, thanks for popping in :)

DU

[deactivated account] Sun 7 Dec 2014 3:53PM

@msimoens Please feel free to edit the proposal, ty

JH

Jonne Haß Sun 7 Dec 2014 3:55PM

@msimoens

Replace this proposal with a new proposal to make a pod chooser that is controlled and implemented by this community.

Please show me a single comment anywhere in this Loomio group opposing that idea. Otherwise see my comment above.

DU

[deactivated account] Sun 7 Dec 2014 4:05PM

@jonnehass :

Please show me a single comment anywhere in this Loomio group opposing that idea. Otherwise see my comment above.

Well, fine: if nobody opposes that idea, why start a new proposal? (smile) I don't know if everyone agrees on changing the podupti.me look and feel, on the other hand.

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jakobdee Sun 7 Dec 2014 5:00PM

i was considering maybe user-modded templates might be an idea to solve this .. but remembering a conversation regarding a similar subject ... the upkeep of fonts,etc can be sketchy ... but,make any sense?

DU

[deactivated account] Sun 7 Dec 2014 5:13PM

@jakobdee can you be more specific, please?

@praveenarimbrathod yes, I was also thinking of surveys! I think it would enable diasporians to have a more transparent interaction with pods/podadmins. It's a good idea to benefit from decentralisation - to make the podadmins and users better interact (of course, within the limits of privacy).

J

jakobdee Sun 7 Dec 2014 5:17PM

@riderplus .. i guess being specific ... from what i can see of podupti.me

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jakobdee Sun 7 Dec 2014 5:24PM

@riderplus .. i guess being specific … from what i can see of podupti.me ,the essential data is there ... i assume the issue at hand is one of coherence and cosmetics ... so an added settings menu,so users can arrange pod data into their choosing ... this also would probably cause David Morley the least reconfiguring because the code could be 'bolted-on' to the existing page .... its difficult to say completely as my understanding of the technical side is still at a disadvantage... otherwise i would write a proposal right now ... to accept or reject :)

DU

[deactivated account] Sun 7 Dec 2014 5:25PM

@jakobdee I mean: what are your proposals? Please re-phrase, I didn't understand very well, ty.

DU

[deactivated account] Sun 7 Dec 2014 5:26PM

Ok, I see. Yes, good brainstorming :)

JS

Juan Santiago Mon 8 Dec 2014 8:30PM

Look this, is an independent project to help new users choose pod, suggestions and contributions are accepted https://joindiaspora.com/posts/5264605

The first collaboration would be needed someone to translate to English. :)

DU

[deactivated account] Mon 8 Dec 2014 9:16PM

@juansantiago Please express your vote option (if you have one) and write in the vote comment the link, so that you make it more visible. Thanks!

JS

Juan Santiago Mon 8 Dec 2014 9:27PM

@riderplus

Yes, I think podupti.me be improved (more info for newbies and info updated) but @jasonrobinson said, is a personal pryect by @davidmorley and David has not asked us about opinion :)

DM

David Morley Mon 8 Dec 2014 10:12PM

I have not asked, but its open source, on github and I always ask for and encourage pull requests and am happy to implement them.

DU

[deactivated account] Tue 9 Dec 2014 11:35AM

Hi @davidmorley and thanks for passing by. I opened a GIT ISSUE and wait until the voting session ends so that we can figure out how the new look should look :)

PC

Pablo Cúbico Fri 12 Dec 2014 1:54PM

Hi, I've been working on a possible integration of poduptime into a new foundation site, but first I want to send out a "Branding Guidelines" guide/proposal to the community that I've been working on, and then move on with the foundation site. By that time, it will be cool to work with @davidmorley and any interested developers to implement that integration for real, even if it's through something like an iframe (which may be ugly for architecture, but unnoticeable for the user). I guess this will be next year.

My suggested roadmap will be to start iterating on a simple sketch for a list of pods in the foundation site, work within the branding guidelines, and then get to the implementation.

Once you get a proper UI sketch and spec, even lo fi, it's easier to find a volunteer coder to do it for real, with much less effort.

(PS: consider these mockups as too opinionated, just the vision I had)

DU

[deactivated account] Fri 12 Dec 2014 2:00PM

To me, that's mana ;) It looks awesome from here! I hope you and @davidmorley can find a way to work together, for the good of the community!

JR

Jason Robinson Fri 12 Dec 2014 5:03PM

@hola really sweet, me likes :)

BUT, I don't think we should have a pod list at all, except under some "advanced" button or something. To get normal people to join, the pod needs to be chosen for them. A few simple questions and then redirect to a signup page, etc.

No need to ask for country - that can be taken from IP lookup. But one question could be checkboxes for other networks user uses (twitter, fb, tumblr, wp) - so a pod can be filtered accordingly. Once we have most used language in the statistics.json, we should ask that too.

Pod lists are just confusing to most people. Read the stream of confused people on the project Facebook page posts to see ;)

Btw, I'm not sure podupti.me has an outgoing interface, but pods.jasonrobinson.me does -> http://pods.jasonrobinson.me/pods.json :)

JR

Jason Robinson Fri 12 Dec 2014 5:04PM

@hola

JR

Jason Robinson Fri 12 Dec 2014 5:05PM

Meant to say (loomio wont let me delete comment), this is a really good idea:

but first I want to send out a “Branding Guidelines” guide/proposal to the community that I’ve been working on

Better work after people have accepted the guidelines ;)

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Jakob Fri 12 Dec 2014 5:09PM

Haha, I was about to write the exact same @jasonrobinson :) We should make it an option to choose country, security etc. though.

In the end people will sometimes have to talk to the podmin and in general I think that you should at least have the option to choose a podmin that talk your own language. But else I agree. This could also help distribute people more evenly to pods that had the resources.

JR

Jason Robinson Fri 12 Dec 2014 5:12PM

Yeah, we don't have country though at the moment. Hosting country doesn't mean anything - otherwise most podmins would speak German or Dutch ;) Like myself. I don't :D Hosting is just cheap there.

But agree, any worthwhile question that can be asked from the user to choose the pod should be asked. But a list of pods should only be after some "I want to choose manually" button imho.

JR

Jason Robinson Fri 12 Dec 2014 5:13PM

Terms of Service is something that we should add to the statistics.json output. Two values maybe, "is_default" and "tos_url" - then the person can review ToS before signing up from the pod chooser wizard.

DU

[deactivated account] Fri 12 Dec 2014 5:23PM

@jasonrobinson @hola :

BUT, I don’t think we should have a pod list at all, except under some “advanced” button or something. To get normal people to join, the pod needs to be chosen for them. A few simple questions and then redirect to a signup page, etc.

I'll vote for this :) I think it's a wise idea not to load the page with all those details, though the interface looks awesomely cool ;)

J

Jakob Fri 12 Dec 2014 5:53PM

You could have a frontpage with a very simple redirect to the pods who gladly have more users, and a link to a page with multiple options. The frontpage would be a great way to channel new user who do not give a crap about al the technical stuff, to pods who would like new users and relieve other pods.

I am not to technical but would it be an idea to have a new field in your json list, where the podmins could set a priority to how much they would like new users. "will gladly accept more users", "almost full" etc. as a refinement of the registrations_open boolean?

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goob Fri 12 Dec 2014 6:49PM

I totally disagree with:

To get normal people to join, the pod needs to be chosen for them.

One of the things diaspora is all about, surely, is enabling people to exercise choice and control over their data. Choosing a pod for them is not the way forward. What we need to do is to make it really simply for people to exercise their choice, not to take that choice away from them.

Another danger with removing the choice process from users is that they don't realise that the network is decentralised and composed of many different pods (which is already a problem).

Now, OK I wouldn't mind a 'random' button for choosing a pod, but only if it was at the very end, after the parts to help people choose, a sort of 'I really can't be bothered to make my own choice, so choose for me' button.

There really has to be a vote before there is any move towards taking away the choice from prospective members, because it would be a change of direction for the project and certainly not uncontroversial.

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goob Fri 12 Dec 2014 6:52PM

@hola I like the approach you're taking there, asking a few questions and then providing a short listing of options which closely match the answers. I think that approach will make it a lot easier to choose. Perhaps underneath there could be a small link 'show me more choices' in case a person isn't convinced by any of the options shown. That could take you to the full pod list, if that's what you want.

JR

Jason Robinson Fri 12 Dec 2014 7:01PM

Another danger with removing the choice process from users is that they don’t realise that the network is decentralised and composed of many different pods (which is already a problem).

It's not "removing" any choice - it's making it easier to join the network. You can always change later when you understand what pods are.

DU

[deactivated account] Fri 12 Dec 2014 7:42PM

@jasonrobinson :

It’s not “removing” any choice - it’s making it easier to join the network. You can always change later when you understand what pods are.

+1, stick with minimalism when necessary.

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jakobdee Fri 12 Dec 2014 11:26PM

its not just the pod issue,any project needs to weigh novice to expert .. differing familiarity etc ..im still trying to understand the complexities and resources and how they are utilised... the logical way to go is a modular construction,starting as riderplus say with basic ... the added issues Diaspora has is with choice and security ... these are Diasporas selling points ,but the two are not mutually compatiable in some cases .. also the added pressures on developers and maintainers ... im confident the Diaspora community will sort this and other issues out :) ... my only frustration is whilst i can throw ideas about ... theres nothing like 'rock solid code' to throw at someone ... ' here .. use it,lose it or rip it apart for spares' - we will get there to ;)

JS

Juan Santiago Sat 13 Dec 2014 12:22AM

If it is a given fact that for some new users is difficult to choose pod, yes of course it is vital to understand that is a federated network and if they want to have a quick and easy way to choose and at the same time recommend is better to choose pod according sam concepts.

I've been working on it and the result is this (site in Spanish): http://eligepod.piesnegros.org/

Is a random system that includes only open pods and that we know work properly, also includes a list of pods only with the url and country.

The idea is only open registry pods and proven correct functionality.

Would greatly appreciate help completing the lsita of pods and translate the project to other languages. This pad to list pods https://titanpad.com/QhKPaa3yXu

DU

[deactivated account] Sat 13 Dec 2014 7:30AM

@juansantiago well, it's a very very good thing that you're working on that project, but we also need to improve the aspects of the mainstream podupti.me. Hope you can help us with that, too ;)

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Jakob Sat 13 Dec 2014 10:22AM

I might use some time helping out on the design + html/css/images if it would be a help.

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Jakob Sat 13 Dec 2014 10:35AM

I still think that language is important. It is true that a lot of installations is in Holland and that most Podmin is able to write in English. But there is a big Spanish talking community too, and communicating in your mother-language is often preferable.

I am not sure how the Jason.json list is maintained, but if there is a possibility that the podmins themselves could change the values 'Podmin_language' might be a good addition to the list. Where the pod is hosted is one thing, but if you are an one-language-only person, the podmins language skills would be as important as where the server is hosted.

JR

Jason Robinson Sat 13 Dec 2014 11:54AM

I am not sure how the Jason.json list is maintained, but if there is a possibility that the podmins themselves could change the values ‘Podmin_language’ might be a good addition to the list.

Well, it could be added to pod configuration and then exposed in the /statistics.json route - after that it's easy to read into pod lists or the central pod chooser. But it needs to be somehow chosen by podmin, automatically figuring it out is a bit tricky ;)

PC

Pablo Cúbico Wed 17 Dec 2014 2:00AM

@jasonrobinson
Sorry for the late response. From the experience I have recommending Diaspora, I know for a fact that choosing a pod could be quite more "pod-agnostic" for the user.

I'm in favor of having a "choose a pod for me" option, and "choose manually", maybe not with that wording, but that would be the general idea.

We could start iterating on some lo-fi mockups of a new interface. I'll not be able to help with code for it until february,.. Anyway, I think the best will be to start with some sketches. Even pen & paper, and avoid writing a single line of code until we get those right.

JR

Jason Robinson Thu 18 Dec 2014 9:04PM

+1 for this @hola

DU

[deactivated account] Thu 18 Dec 2014 10:21PM

Agree, There can be a tab for each solution.

TR

trekkie@nomorestars.com Wed 24 Dec 2014 12:13PM

There are some people that may not 'care' as much as others about which pod to start with. Maybe an 'i'm feeling lucky' button that is just a random number generator and picks one of the pods with certain criteria (live for x number of months, uptime greater than x%)

The list is a bit unwieldy i guess. Maybe also shuffle the 'closed' ones to the bottom, and maybe the .dev or one major version number down are in a separate group (IE .3.x.x vs .4.x.x)

that said, no idea how to do that.

PP

Pirate Praveen Fri 26 Dec 2014 11:16AM

It seems the random picker always gives out poddery.com and we ran out of memory with sudden rush of active users https://poddery.com/posts/1522447. I think the random picker needs to give other pods a chance.

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Camil Fri 26 Dec 2014 12:26PM

Poddery now closed the registrations. Please fix the above random picker bug, everyone is redirected to poddery!

PP

Pirate Praveen Fri 26 Dec 2014 12:39PM

@camil we have not closed registrations yet. But we won't be able handle all this sudden rush of users. If we hit another out of memory crash, we'll have to close registrations.

JR

Jason Robinson Fri 26 Dec 2014 12:43PM

@davidmorley any idea about quickly hotfixing or hiding the random pod button to not crash poddery?

@praveenarimbrathod imho it's better to be safe and not let the pod die, ie close registrations, until podupti.me is fixed. If the pod goes unstable due to load you will lose more users than gain :) Hope David can push a fix asap!

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goob Fri 26 Dec 2014 2:57PM

It seems the random picker always gives out poddery.com

Oh, so it does. Weird. You could either make a PR in the PodUptime repo to fix this, if you have the coding knowledge; or close registrations temporarily and place a notice to this effect on the poddery landing page so that users know what's going on.

DM

David Morley Fri 26 Dec 2014 3:38PM

Sorry my fault, forgot about it mid stream working on it to test and see what we would get. Its not pointed at poddery.com anymore.

DM

David Morley Fri 26 Dec 2014 3:42PM

Interesting enough the button I added up top to see reaction got about a 25% click thru rate.

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Camil Fri 26 Dec 2014 3:50PM

@davidmorley great, thanks for the statistics!

Unfortunately it points to diasp.org right now, I tried on different browsers, refreshed etc., I'm being forwarded to the same diasp.org pod! Shouldn't it be random?

DM

David Morley Fri 26 Dec 2014 4:00PM

Yea random might make the most sense to put there. But I think a new SQL query that ensures the random pod it hands over is within x results (e.g. online, open registration, current code, "decent" uptime.) would be good or the user could get a random offline pod.

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Camil Fri 26 Dec 2014 4:38PM

@davidmorley is there any way to create the new SQL query in due course? If not, diasp.org will face the same issue as put forth by @praveenarimbrathod about poddery, and people will start complaining or simply stop using the new function, which breaks off - not only the statistics, but the overall functionality of diaspora*. I hope you see my concern.

DM

David Morley Fri 26 Dec 2014 4:42PM

I doubt I will find time to work on a real solution, I will monitor diasp.org and if need be remove the test button.

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Camil Fri 26 Dec 2014 5:14PM

@hola I know you barely have time to read this, but can you help with a new SQL query? Thanks!

PC

Pablo Cúbico Fri 26 Dec 2014 5:22PM

@camil was that message meant for me?

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Camil Fri 26 Dec 2014 6:13PM

@hola yes, because you said you'd have time to work on this starting February 2015. But we'd need your help with the SQL query now, if you can afford to bite some pieces of your time.

DM

David Morley Fri 26 Dec 2014 6:54PM

I added a random script, best I can do from my phone on the bus! feel free to make it better! https://github.com/diasporg/Poduptime/blob/master/random.php

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Camil Fri 26 Dec 2014 7:26PM

@davidmorley it works as a charm! #thankyou

C

Can Tue 30 Dec 2014 10:25PM

I am very new to Diaspora (just setting up my pod on Heroku) and I also tried inviting friends over who didn't find it very attractive. But instead of guessing about design I would suggest to split-test different layouts and measure which one brings in the most sign ups. Would that be possible?

C

Can Tue 30 Dec 2014 10:28PM

PS: The new social network "Ello" got hyped pretty much because of its very clean design which shows that people care a lot about how a website looks and feels.

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sassonie Tue 30 Dec 2014 10:40PM

I'm a newbie too. But Diaspora gave me a good feeling right from the start. I never have had a facebook account so I can't really judge it but facebook always gave me this feeling that it was only made for facebook not for it's users. The way they treat their users is unbelievable.

I'm a Linux user and I dislike all multinationals. They have so much power and they brainwash billions of people.
I just try to get a little power back to the people. And I hope in the end we get those billions of dollars in profit back too.

My friends won't even give Diaspora a try. They have tasted something more developed dan Diaspora. How can we make this beautiful platform more appealing to them?

First I'm going to set up my own pod. :)

C

Camil Tue 6 Jan 2015 8:57AM

@davidmorley suggested that we could make pull requests to make podupti.me look better. Feel free to work on this and don't forget that the project is open-source! Have a fantastic day everyone!

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kphong Thu 22 Jan 2015 5:48PM

I had a similar issue when I attempted to use IRC for discussion during a project. Even though there are step-by-step instructions, some folks just do not want to deal with all that "nerdy stuff". I apologize. That was the type of attitude I experienced.

Perhaps we can add a simple sign up button that puts you into a random/nearby pod for those who just want to hit a button. Keep a link to the current process for the rest of us who want to understand and want the control for ourselves. I believe that will help tremendously.

AL

Armando Lüscher Sun 25 Jan 2015 7:38PM

I'm not sure how up-to-date the details of the pods are, but it would make sense to have them update themselves automatically. Each pod could offer a simple request that returns it's stats, which then gets periodically updated on the podupti.me website. Maybe this is already the case.

What I missed when I landed their the first time, was a mini excerpt or something, explaining the purpose of the page.

Also, having a filter with checkboxes and dropdowns would make it a lot easier to filter as opposed to sorting multiple columns, as most people wouldn't even know how that works.

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aj Fri 30 Jan 2015 10:20PM

it's getting to be a long list for sure. a drill down sort of filter might be good, user could first select by country/region, and then filter futher down by rating, uptime or size etc.

i also like the idea of allowing to the podmin to set an arbitrary link to a page with whatever details about the pod services they might like to share

C

Camil Tue 10 Feb 2015 1:05PM

Since this is my last contribution to diaspora*, I'd like to ping @hola (Pablo), as he promised he'd work on improving the aspect of podupti.me. I hope he WILL keep his promise! Enjoy your time on diaspora*, it was nice to contribute with something here! Love to all!