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Re: Someone's missing the point...it's us.



On Sat, 2005-08-13 at 09:44 +0200, Alex Maier wrote:
> Looking at this discussion drifting into several different directions
> at once--all of which are important, mark ye--I would like to suggest
> a bit of structre introduced into the whole thing :)
> 
> First, everyone seems to agree at this point in time that the landing
> pages do not appeal to anyone but the converts and we need to change
> that.
> 
> Second, the idea to have f.r.com become a landing page with a *few*
> pretty marketing links seems to work for most on the list too. (It
> still can link to docs etc from the side nav, but the marketing links
> would be on the real estate above first page break--with nice graphics
> to go with them) This does not spell death for f.r.c--simply the
> addition of a few flashy graphical links to the top of the page, and
> so it can be done quickly and with little pain.
> 
> Third, these links should answer the following questions:
>    What is Fedora?
>    Why do I want to use it?
>    How do I get it?
> 
> I would suggest a couple more links along the lines of:
>    Fedora news and events
>    Fedora issue of the day (whatever issue we would be pushing at the
> moment, we can link it from there--to be used by PR folks)
> 
> So if we agree on this, the next steps should be:
> 
> 1. Form a group of folks with one lead accountable for the result to
> sit down and draft answers for the What-Why-How.
> 
> 2. Discuss the results on this list and in one of the meetings.
> 
> 3. Finalize the whole thing and build wiki pages for each point.
> 
> 4. Build graphics and place links on f.r.c and on the landing page of fp.org
> 
> I volunteer to start drafting the anwers over the next week--who is with me?

I'll help, especially with writing or editing duties wherever needed!

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