[Mageia-dev] What do you think about create a Mageia Welcome Center?

Robert Xu robxu9 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 14:19:57 CEST 2010

On Thu, Sep 30, 2010 at 08:06, Thorsten van Lil <tvl83 at gmx.de> wrote:
> -----Ursprüngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: mageia-dev-bounces at mageia.org [mailto:mageia-dev-bounces at mageia.org] Im
> Auftrag von Wolfgang Bornath
>>2010/9/30 atilla ontas <tarakbumba at gmail.com>:
>>> Why we' re talking about a survey? Do we need this? We are not a
>>> company and think about customer happiness. I thought this thread is
>>> about a informational and/or assistance application for newbies.
>>Agreed. Surveys are a nuisance anyway.
>>1. A large part of survey participants do not tell the truth.
>>2. A large part of users do not participate so you will not get any
>>real information anyway.
>>3. If something is wrong with the project, the distribution, user
>>satisfaction or whatever you will know it by user postings in the
>>forums earlier than by surveys.
>>So, at the end of the day,
>>What do you get by surveys to take away?
>>More work to implement and to read them, that's all.
> Surveys are quite reasonable. You get a standardized conclusion. Many people
> use a distribution without ever being registered at a forum. In a forum you
> will only get the extremes (good and bad) but not the small papercuts that
> may disturb the user, ... . There are many reasons for surveys (ask some
> marketing guys or psychologists).
> But that’s for the fine tuning. We can think about such things, if we
> released some versions. And I think it never should bother the user. Maybe a
> button in the welcome center "Your opinion is important for use" but not
> with a autostart after the first boot.
> Regards,
> TeaAge

Ok, so no survey, because they're a pain.

How about that Welcome Center now?
I mentioned the Linux Mint example earlier, it seems flexible to me...
They use HTML and WebKit, i think, to render it. We could probably
include links to applications too.

later, Robert Xu

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