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Re: svn commit: r905916 - /subversion/site/publish/site-nav.html

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 10:39:01 -0500

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Justin Erenkrantz
<justin_at_erenkrantz.com> wrote:

>> Dude, please revert this change.  One of the problems I'd like to get away
>> from with this new website is broken idea that "if it's something I need, it
>> must be something everybody needs".  Our left-nav isn't a Site Map (though I
>> wouldn't mind one bit if it pointed to one).  Secondly, I consider it really
>> poor form to have links in a site's primary navigation menu lead to
>> destinations that lack that menu.  But thirdly, I just don't think the world
>> should suffer that out-of-place link simply because you apparently couldn't
>> manage to take the first hit from a Google search for "Subversion HACKING".
>> I've committed some changes to the Documentation page that, I hope, will
>> hope you and others find the HACKING document more easily in the future.
> I'm sorry, but content in HACKING should be easily found - and when
> you intentionally hide it like we are doing, I think it hurts the
> community.  I find the "Getting Involved" page - as written - to be
> completely useless compared to what is in HACKING.

The Getting Involved page is not for you, it is for completely new
users coming to the community. HACKING is completely useless to those
people, or at least completely overwhelming. I do not see any intent
to hide HACKING. The only reason it is hard to find is because you
are specifically looking for something called HACKING as if that is
some kind of universal standard that anyone else would be looking for.
 The link to the file was already easily acceptable from the expected

> I really dislike how we keep punting around one of the community's
> most important files simply because...
> So, no, we need to emphasize that content even more - which means it
> needs to be in the NavBar somewhere.  I'm open for ideas how to best
> do it, but the previous state of things was simply not acceptable in
> my opinion.  -- justin

Sorry, I do not buy it. It sounds like the issue is just that you
want it called HACKING. If the existing link had called it that, I
doubt that you would have had any trouble finding it. How many people
do we really have to educate on the name change? 20? If that is too
much to handle, then fine call it HACKING. It still does not belong
as a link in the nav bar.

Mark Phippard
Received on 2010-02-03 16:39:36 CET

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