Pidgin website - split support from development
phil at hannent.co.uk
Tue Jul 8 04:42:09 EDT 2008
Below is an example email which we have been getting a lot of lately. I
figured at the weekend that I should put some example screenshots in the
I was just looking at the site and I would like to make some
constructive criticism, if I may.
1, I think that with the number of very simple questions we are getting
from new users, we would split the support from the development page.
This might be less intimidating for people to choose.
2, The FAQ is massive (but logically laid out) and in my experience
people glaze over large documents. Could that be split into end user
and developer FAQ since that again contains a mix of the two? Seeing
"Compiling" as a subject on the front screen might put some people off.
3, I do not think many people read the "Tips for Bug Reports" but I
cannot see a way of highlighting it more for people other than creating
a web form with a layout which already has preferred details pre-filled.
<http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/TipsForBugReports>I think Pidgin is an
excellent example of good user interface design, however we are seeing a
new class of user that just needs a little hand holding. There was talk
a while back about an account setup wizard (or druid is there is a
patent on setup wizards ;-p ) but I think that would be overkill and a
feature that would not get tested much before a release.
-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: [Question #37738]: How do I add a windows live account
Date: Mon, 07 Jul 2008 22:37:04 -0000
From: mcneely.brandon <question37738 at answers.launchpad.net>
Reply-To: question37738 at answers.launchpad.net
To: support at pidgin.im
<20080707135653.32609.16156.lpquestions at palladium.canonical.com>
Question #37738 on pidgin in ubuntu changed:
Status: Answered => Solved
mcneely.brandon confirmed that the question is solved:
I got it to work by putting @live.com behind my screen name. I wasn't doing that before because on the yahoo account it wouldn't work with the domain name in that field.
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