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Re: [Repo-criteria-discuss] doesn't show explore unless logge

From: Aaron Wolf
Subject: Re: [Repo-criteria-discuss] doesn't show explore unless logged in…?
Date: Thu, 5 Nov 2015 18:04:03 -0800
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On 11/05/2015 05:38 PM, Mike Gerwitz wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 05, 2015 at 12:30:33 -0800, Aaron Wolf wrote:
>> A direct URL link to a project at is visible privately, but
>> visiting directly has absolutely no clear way to find a
>> project. Everything is about the idea of what Gitlab is and nothing is
>> oriented toward guiding a visitor who wants to find some software there.
>> The page is not linked anywhere, and even if you go
>> to it manually, there's no search capacity until after you log in.
> You're right, it isn't very clear---the easiest way I found was clicking
> on "" on the main page, and then "Explore projects on

Clicking "" goes to this page: which doesn't even have the word
"explore" anywhere on it. There's simply zero links to finding a project

So, I'm not sure, Mike, where you saw that link you're talking about,
but it isn't shown on any regular public page that I can find.

> My hunch is that it is this way because they have GitLab the project,
> and then GitLab the hosted instance.  But it would still benefit from
> some clarity, since logged in users have a completely different
> experience (and website, even!).
> I CC'd Sytse on this.
>> So, if at all possible, it would be ideal to get them to change this.
>> Get them to link to the /explore page from the main homepage, and get
>> searching to be available without logging in.

Aaron Wolf
music teacher,

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