Removal of Fedora Planet post links from start.fedoraproject.org
sumitkbhardwaj at gmail.com
Tue Feb 17 17:32:39 UTC 2015
Well, I understand your point Matthew. Yes, often the post are on the
geekier side and may not be related to Fedora project as such, but most
of them are about Linux in general and day to day problems/solutions in
a Linux user's life. I am not aware of the intentions behind the Planet
Fedora aggregator's invention but if I am not wrong, all the blog posts
that appear on it are from Fedora contributors only, from some project
or other. Many times these posts are very informative and solve highly
technical problems or provide way around some tricky situations based on
real life experiences. So Planet Fedora is important for me personally,
both as a user and as a developer. Going to it directly by entering the
URL is ok but is a additional step.
What you are saying about the start page is correct and yes, it should
cater to the wider audience as much as possible. What I think can be
done at least is since the new UI has tabs on top, another tab can be
added that points to the planet fedora aggregator. It still won't be
that useful but at least it won't be completely gone from the page. I
think its an important part of it and I am sure there will be few other
also, if not many, who developed a habit of checking it from start page
over time like me.
I will do some more thinking on it and if I come up with some subtle
design changes that can incorporate planet Fedora links without actually
changing the new design language and audience view of the page, I will
surely share it. In that case, with whom can I share these?
On Tue, 2015-02-17 at 11:54 -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 17, 2015 at 11:07:37AM -0500, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > > Hope its the right place to discuss this. Recently, during the redesign
> > > of the start.fedoraproject.org page, the links to updated/new posts from
> > > planet.fedoraproject.org were removed. Any specific reason for this?
> > Often, those posts were not Fedora related, and generally out of our
> > control. I'm glad you found them usually interesting — that's valuable
> > feedback.
> After some coffee, I should add some more explanation. Fedora has many
> times more users than developers, and the start page should primarily
> appeal to that wider audience. Most of the content on the planet — even
> that which is properly Fedora-related — is pretty highly tilted towards
> the geekier contributor side. There's nothing wrong with that, but it
> can be overwhelming. So, the goal with the Magazine is to be more
> user-focused (although there's still a lot of contributor-focused stuff
> mixed in as well; we're still working on the balance).
> If you're deeply involved and want the firehose,
> http://planet.fedoraproject.org is there. If *you'd* like to contribute
> user-focused content (even reposting from your blog, or whatever), see
> There's also value in having users aware of the wider community and
> drawing them in, so, again... we're working out the balance, and
> everyone's help figuring that out is welcome.
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