On Wed, 2014-11-26 at 13:10 -0600, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 13:43:57 -0500,
Matthew Miller <mattdm(a)fedoraproject.org> wrote:
>On Wed, Nov 26, 2014 at 12:35:25PM -0600, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
>> Is this going to be a local copy of that page or is this going to
>> open a network connection start.fedoraproject.org
, before one has an
>> easy opportunity to change the start page?
>It is a remote page, as it has been for a while.
Would making it a local page be an acceptible alternative?
No, there are major advantages to having it go out to a real Fedora
* They are presented with the latest information, particularly the newer
Fedora Magazine articles
* From our end, it gives us a better idea of how many people have
installed Fedora (since many of them will end up browsing to
at least once after installation) without
revealing any personal information (beyond "someone at this (probably
NATed) IP address has Firefox on Fedora N).
>> This link and other Fedora links are already added to
>> people trying to find out more about Fedora after installation,
>> actually having a problem finding information?
>It's not so much about finding information as staying connected. As
>noted in the bug and earlier message, people _are_ using this fairly
>heavily, because we know they're clicking through links to Fedora
Do we know how much of a drop there is when people need to go through
a book mark with the initial page being blank? It doesn't sound like
the about:newpage version was there for a release, in which case we
probably don't know the effect.
I doubt we have any real-world metrics for this, but anecdotally, I
wouldn't expect people to go *looking* for more information about Fedora
until they have a serious reason to do so. Using the start page allows
us to have an opportunity to catch their attention, rather than rely
entirely on someone looking for us.