On 8/6/19 1:12 PM, Eduard Lucena wrote:
to add the author’s name to the articles? Also, a feature that I
would be interested in is being able to click on the authors name
and see their previous articles (which is there) and bio/profile
(not there) and possibly a way to contact them for more info.
IMHO, a link to contact the author could lead to unwanted emails,
since the magazine often have one-time contributors/writers, that
could lead to reduce the interest of writing articles. Also the
author's name and mini bio is shown in each article, the info put in
the bio is choosen by each author. Having the author's name in the
front page could lead to a reduce traffic in articles (people can
develop the habit of read only certain author's articles).
Thanks! I found the author's blurb at the bottom of the article. For
some reason I expected that the name/author bio/avatar would show up
next to the top of the article. I did notice a lot of writers did have
a ton of articles under their belt, I guess I'm just used to magazines
and journals that list authors directly under story title.
Also, it would be convenient, but not really necessary, if I
share to others via email/social media at the end of the article.
The social share is available with the JetPack plugin, but not sure
why is disabled.
Maybe the subscription ran out? Is it a paid plugin?
Finally, a link under the “Contributing to the Fedora Magazine
docs” that would link to “Help Fedora project in another way” and
then connect to the marketing/design/or even technical department
group sites could collect volunteers who visit the magazine (front
line/public facing side of the project) and direct them to behind
the scenes volunteer areas if they have other talents.
Ps. Let me know if there is a better place to share
I'm pretty sure that in the whole project we have a standard footer
that should have all kind of links, not sure why is not implemented in
the magazine. The thing I notice by looking at the magazine now, is
that the right panel have the "Contribute" section twice, maybe is a
mistake, maybe is intentional, not sure.
If I had to guess I would say that somebody was thinking it would be
good to see the contribute section when you first land on the page, but
also when you scroll down, unfortunately, not all the way to the
bottom. Please dont implement one of those scrolling sidebars!
I hope my comments are useful.
They most certainly are. If there's anything the marketing list needs
are comments. I looked at the archives before joining and the group
looks dead since about May. I was reluctant to join the list because I
was afraid it was a defunct group. But, I figured its one of those
lulls that happen in nonprofits/open source.
One additional feature I saw on Fedora magazine that I think would be
useful on other pages is the social media bar at the top right. How
useful would this be for gaining followers/subscribers if this were to
be added to:
* the Fedora Project Wiki