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Re: [Social-mediagoblin] Goals for our first Alpha release in fall

From: Christopher Allan Webber
Subject: Re: [Social-mediagoblin] Goals for our first Alpha release in fall
Date: Sun, 08 May 2011 21:36:41 -0500
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Okay, I think I'm pretty much convinced /u/username/ style is correct
then.  I still think /user/username/ might be a bit too much, but we can
reconsider that later and add redirects if we come to change our
collective minds on that.

Thanks for the input, all!

Rock Neurotiko <address@hidden> writes:

> On 08/05/2011 21:01, will kahn-greene wrote:
>> I have a friend who's been bumping around in Europe and he said that
>> some keyboards (no clue which ones) don't have an easily accessible ~
>> key, so doing ~ stuff is always a pain in the ass.  I never followed up
>> on that, but it's intriguing.  Is the ~ key easily accessible on most
>> screen keyboards for mobile devices?
>> I think for those reasons (even if they don't pan out exactly), I'm +1
>> on /u/<username>/ .
>> On 05/08/2011 02:16 PM, Christopher Allan Webber wrote:
>>>> Here's some example of URLs as I expect them to exist and what I think 
>>>> you'd see on them.
>>>>   - -- homepage of this GNU MediaGoblin install,
>>>>     shows a few featured images, info on GNU MediaGoblin, how to join, etc
>>>>   - -- shows my "profile", including some
>>>>     info about me, a few of my latest images, some of my favorites
>>>>   - -- see my "Walk in 
>>>> the Park" media entry
>>>>   - has a longer list of all my stuff
>>>>   - to get to page 2 of my 
>>>> gallery, etc
>>>>   - RSS / Atom feed to subscribe to
>>> This has come up a few times off-list so I wanted to bring it up
>>> on-list.
>>> Would people prefer:
>>> or
>>> We *won't* be doing:
>>> because I don't want conflicts with usernames and base urls if we add
>>> features later.  If feedmaster registers on some site and later on
>>> /feedmaster/ becomes part of the design I simply *don't* want a naming
>>> conflict.
>>> Anyway I'm partial to the tilde but think I'm in the minority.  Show of
>>> hands?  Here's your opportunity to bikeshed ;)
> That's true, in my country, Spain, that char(~) is practically dead to
> users, no one knows where is it.
> +1 on /u/username/
> that's easy to remember and no so large to write in others social-net.
> moreover, normal writes helps to the SEO, and that's important.

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