Re: scrollkeeper categories will put new users off the documentation

On Mon, 2006-01-23 at 17:56 +0000, Matthew East wrote:
> Dear doc-lists,
> I just noticed a new category has come into Yelp: GNU Info files.
> While I applaud the fact that more information is available from Yelp,
> it now means that there are two categories on the front page of our
> GNOME help browser which new users will not understand in any way, shape
> or form: Man pages, and GNU Info files.
> This will cause users simply to close the help browser, I'm afraid.
> Where did discussion take place about this change? I'm subscribed to
> both these lists but didn't see it. If this isn't the correct forum,
> where can I direct a brief tirade?
> I would suggest that an alternative solution needs to be found, perhaps
> placing the Man pages and GNU Info files on a lower level page (Other
> Documentation?) would be a possibility?

Our categorization and presentation is so very fundamentally
broken, I don't think it will be the presence of those two
extra links that causes users to close Yelp.

I'm fully in favor of burying them, but creating an extra
"Other Documentation" node isn't going to solve anything.
We need to rethink the TOC altogether.


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