[OSM-talk] OSM pdf manual

Nick Black nickblack1 at gmail.com
Wed May 10 07:34:41 BST 2006


On 5/10/06, Lars Aronsson <lars at aronsson.se> wrote:
>
> Nick Black wrote:
>
> > Yes.  I was talking with someone about this over the weekend in
> > the IoW. Maybe a Wiki isnt the best place for an introduction, a
> > static web page or a Wiki that requires a group consensus to
> > change would be the best idea.  I think also that there should
> > be a very obvious "If you are New to OSM Click Here" link on the
> > main page,
>
> The wiki's Main Page already has an obvious headline "New to
> OpenStreetMap?" and a link to that says "About the Project".
> Next to it is a link to an "introduktion på svenska".


Sorry - obvious to anyone who looks at the site 20 times a day like everyone
on the mailing list.  Not obvious to several newcomers who I have talked to
about this.  OSM will not grow much more unless we attract non computer
specialists.  The techie market is not a massive one.

The obvious headline, link, and page are already there.  Maybe the
> "About" page needs a rewrite.  Hey, it's a wiki, you can edit it.


Which is why I have offered to and have been doing so.  I just dont see what
the issue is with trying to make the site as easy to use for newcomers as we
possible can do?

Nickb

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