[HOT] HOT Tasking Manager: missing a frontpage by projects

Pierre Béland pierzenh at yahoo.fr
Thu Sep 4 21:36:11 UTC 2014

Hi Severin,

While we discussed the development of V2, I proposed  to classify the jobs by project and to present on the main page the list of projects.

We can provide a link for the contributors to access all the jobs for a project like the link below. But I dont find it satisfactory.

With all the projects going on and these Major activations taking all the place, I 
can understand the frustration of many coordinators.

Your proposition of grouping the projects in various thematics is interesting.  And your classification looks satisfactory to me.

For a given 
project, we often use the same short_description text, from one job to 
the other. The contributors are confronted with a long list of 
description of projects. I dont find this very appealing.

What I would see is a hierarchy 

- Project
  - job 

  - job

One enhancement would also be to use a hide / show functions with  + , - 
signs to present the thematics, projects and jobs. At the beginning, 
only the title for each of these elements would be presented.
I would vote for such addition to be a priority in the developments to make to the TM.

 De : Severin Menard <severin.menard at gmail.com>
À : "hot at openstreetmap.org" <hot at openstreetmap.org> 
Envoyé le : Jeudi 4 septembre 2014 16h17
Objet : [HOT] HOT Tasking Manager: missing a frontpage by projects


The current front page of the Tasking Manager v2 looks like a lot to the v1, with a search bar and an automatic ranking. The default one is no more the creation date, but the priority .

Actually, this way of presenting the projects is quite messy and make invisible everything that is no high or urgent (and IMHO it is complicated to make the difference between high and 
urgent when it deals with a deep humanitarian crisis, between population killed by such epidemic or another, civil war or was between two 
states), like the development or preparedness projects. Some crisis related projects are also quickly going in the bottom where few mappers will go and dig. 

Thus anybody has no clear idea about the ongoing projects and many contributing opportunities are missed.

IMHO, the front page should present (at least) these categories:
- Priority tasks for those who would like to go to the current front page
- Crisis Activations
- Crisis support (or a better expression related what is not under an 'official" HOT Activation but relates to a crisis, like the Tharparkar Drought this year), 
- Disaster Preparedness
- Development projects
- Humanitarian organization requests (that actually can crosscut other categories)
- Community driven projects (for those made by local OSM communities)

All those categories would lead to a page where the projects have one slot each, then the child pages would list the different jobs related to each of them.

Having a tagging system of jobs would facilitate such page presentation. Thoughts?



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