Identify the different users of

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Identify the different users, and their needs and wants.

“The beginning is the most important part of the work” - Plato

  • User who wants to subscribe
  • Curious and press who want to know what is it but non-technique
  • Same that above but geeks who want to know how it really works
  • Those who want to set up a pod
  • Those who want to contribute

Possible structure :

A page “What is Diaspora” => global informations
A blog => news for non-tech (including press)
A page “how subscribe” linked to which explains how to choose his pod.
A page “What can I do for Diaspora ?” => contribution
A documentation (wiki ?) => for dev contributor and podmins

this is about profile information on the site, right?

I add a field for user type in profile.

You could tell me if you like in general the adapted user grid view

People who want to know what they can do with Diaspora. For example people who come from Facebook.
–> Link to

I would like to add the non-tech user that have joined a pod already but need a user manual.

I accumulated your notes right on the wiki

@groovehunter it is about the people who can visit, why are they here, what are they looking for… And how can we give them answers easily, so what structure should we have

The way I see it, we can make use of the following:

-Those contributing / reading documentation.
-Those that do copy-editing (writing Announcements, Press Releases, etc)
-People visiting the site looking for information about the project, both technical information and general info.
-People checking out the project for the first time ever to learn about it.
-Community members looking to get their fill of community news and blogs.

Flaburgan, I think you have a very important POINT when you write “… ‘how subscribe’ linked to which explains how to choose his pod.”. I do not how many people have asked me about this. Why so many servers? Is there any difference? How should I know which one to choose? What happens if the server I choose dies? Etc etc

@Altruism : Thx, I could write the text about it.

What about a pad where we can start to write the content of the new platform ? I create it :

Once we will agree about the structure and the page, we will put the content of each page on this pad and we will give the link to everyone who wants to translate it :slight_smile:

Yeah, I think figuring out copyediting (writing the stuff that goes on the actual website) will be important.

I have some ideas about how the general structure could be done. If you want, I’ll paste my thoughts on there in a bit.