[Vit-discuss] text in the links section

Michal Suchanek hramrach at centrum.cz
Wed Aug 30 11:06:11 EDT 2006


On 8/28/06, James Edward Gray II <james at grayproductions.net> wrote:
> On Aug 28, 2006, at 9:42 AM, Michal Suchanek wrote:
>
> > Hello
> >
> > As I have already mantioned (and afaict got no reply)
>
> Here's my opinionated response.  ;)
>
> > I think that links could easily do without exclamation marks. It's
> > fine to use one to make a particular link stnd out but it is too much
> > to have one in the heading of each section.
>
> Exactly one link has an exclamation mark, and that is part of the
> site's name.  I don't feel it would be right to change that.
>
> I'll assume you meant that the sidebar headers are bugging you with
> their exclamation marks.  I really like the one on "it's easy!",
> because I think we to encourage people to give it a try.

I guess this should be demonstrated well enough by the "Try ruby!" site :)

>
> The one on "a new world!" can go for all I care.  I favor putting an
> ellipsis there, if others are OK with that.
>
> > Generally all the expalnations in smaller text seem redundant to me,
> > except perhaps the one for ruby core. All the other links should be
> > pretty self-explanatory.
>
> Well, it would look pretty funny to only explain one link in the
> section, wouldn't it?  Personally, I like them.
>
> > ...the term "success stories"...
>
> People are always asking who is using Ruby and I know the similar
> section on the Python site has been a big draw.  We're not ashamed of
> Ruby so there's no good reason not to show it off, I say.
>
Then make it "Wha't s ruby used for" or "Who uses ruby".

I do not say I dislike the section. I dislike the title.

Thanks

Michal


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