[openstreetmap/openstreetmap-website] Prompt new visitors to contribute (#3090)
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Mon Feb 8 22:23:31 UTC 2021
New visitors (new IP/no user account/first visit) usually come to the site and look for recognizable features like their own house or city downtown.
When they zoom in on that POI and they don't see it, they'll probably think lowly of the site and immedeatly leave.
![Screenshot 2021-02-08 at 2 15 20 PM](https://user-images.githubusercontent.com/22477298/107287617-d2553380-6a27-11eb-8967-5cd037704f11.png)
_From [How I Fully Quit Google (And You Can Too)](https://medium.com/s/story/how-i-fully-quit-google-and-you-can-too-4c2f3f85793a)_
As a dedicated OSM contributor, I would have told the author that they should have added their house! (I'm assuming they didn't, like most people wouldn't)
This example, that is most likely taken by the average internet goers who come across this site, sparked my idea for this solution.
What should happen instead, is when new visitors zoom in to zoom level 17 or greater, after 3 seconds or so, a prompt fades in that looks like this:
(Rough design, this could look a lot better)
Users would then recognize the edit button and might be inspired to add their own house or other POI that is missing.
This could possibly increase user contributions greatly!
Yes, they are directed next to the login page and they might leave due to their laziness in having to create an account; but at least they were 1 step closer to actually editing and now aware that anyone can contribute!
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