'degeekify' the diaspora UI
I hope I don't offend anyone with my title! It's not meant in a derogatory way.
While working on the getting started tutorial, I've had occasion to look at the sign-up screen on several pods.
On each of them the sign-up fields are filled with placeholders which are Star Wars references (email: [email protected], username: jedi_guy).
There's also 'these aren't the kittens you're looking for' on the 404 error page, which is also a Star Wars reference, although I suppose that has a charm of its own.
I would like to remove such geeky/fan-boy references from diaspora, just as I would like to remove geographically or culturally specific language (such as 'awesome!') as it can be off-putting for people not in that particular group. I myself find it very off-putting, for example. I've already removed such language from the project site when I rewrote it, and I think it reads better as a result.
We want to encourage as wide a range of people as possible to use diaspora, so we shouldn't use language which is exclusive to one group, wherever possible.
Concerning the sign-up page, it is also a reference to the 'beta' features which were never implemented and which later became Makrio, so I think it's in need of a redesign in any case, to reflect more what diaspora is about now. But that's a separate issue.