[Imc-uk-process] Re: Re: promoted newswire proposal / deadline
maqui at syndicate.org.uk
Fri Nov 25 13:59:01 PST 2005
On Friday, November 25, 2005, at 08:28 pm, Chris wrote:
> I really want the promoted wire to be the default view --
> I want first time visitors and occasional visitors to see
> the great stuff that is posted to the wire -- the reports
> (text, photos and videos) of actions that have happened in
> the UK, articles that people wont regret loading. And I
> want this stuff to stay on the front page longer so that
> more people get a chance to see it.
Yeah, me too. I agree with what you are saying, and that's the whole
point of having a Promoted wire.
But let's first see how we deal with it, let's see how it works, and
then when we all see the impact it has, and the advantages of it
content wise, we can decide to make it the default one. I would also
like to see this happening too, but I think we all have to be
comfortable with it before doing the big move.
> So I think that, for now, the promoted wire should be one
> click away and the open one the default, but, I also want
> to try to convince people that it should be switched
> around so that the promoted one is the default. I think it
> will be easier to convince people of this after they have
> seen the promoted one in action for a while.
Exactly my point too, and it is not that it is going to be kept hidden
'whilst we are practicing with it'. It will sill be prominently linked
from the front page, and open to everyone to see..
> So... I'm going to change my dev server so that the open
> one is the default... check it in an hour or so...
Ok cool. What others think?. Let's try to move forward quickly with
this. I'd say let's start with a Promoted wire one click away on the
original deadline (when was it exactly? .. this weekend? ... sorry) and
then review it in a month or so.
>> Also, is it possible to have these 'reversible' wires
>> implemented in a way that the reader can set up his/her
>> own default front page?
> cookies to achieve this, but personally speaking I'd
> really rather not!
Ok, I take your word for it ;-)
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