How do you find your home room ?

Ask yourself if you are new to FastBlogIt how you find your home group (your home room) ?  I think it is too subtle now, it is under the hyperlink in your greeting.   Hmmm ... i wonder if you had discoveed that.   

Well i want to change that.  I want the button to go to your home room.

This means we will need another button to go to the common room where everybody's items flow.

This morning i changed the screen such that after you sign in, you go to your home room.   Also if you create a new group there, you will go to the screen ready to add your first item.

Discuss ...


Tags

  1. questions
  2. home room
  3. buttons
  4. portal
  5. fastblogit

Comments


Mark de LA says
I still hate the term "room" & it's hard to put my finger on why.  I wonder if , in the tradition of cyberspace you could think of a room as a "space" & see if that designates the same idea. I think of it as less confining mentally. I live in a room - I think in space.

Mark de LA says
Incidently, I have always used the greeting to find my home space. I also like the sometimes association of the name of the commentor going to the commentor's home space at the time of the commenting.

Seth says
Hmmm ... i will need to try that a bit ... "tag room" or "tag space" ... "title room" or "title space" ... "home room" or "home space" .... hmm ....

Seth says
One thing i like to talk about is doors to rooms. The doors are hyperlinks that go to other rooms ... you can see a lot of those on the left side of the screen .. and other places too. Do spaces have doors ?

Mark de LA says
maybe gates or portals

Mark de LA says
everybody seems to LOVE portals and one "accesses" portals & it may be said that a "portal access" is done or has been acquired (instead of logon/off)

Mark de LA says
portal dervies from Latin for gate.

Seth says
honestly, i am experiencing a lot of personal resistance to give up the room metaphor. I like it. I fijnd no personal negative connotation associated with chat rooms. It is true that we could make the space mataphor work. It would give the system a more scifi cyber spacey feel. But really there is this personal vestment i have and a lot of work changing the metaphor. It is unlikely i would do it just because of your negative associations with chat rooms.

Seth says
Also there are other associations with rooms that may or may not be liked by certain factions. I mean there are search d&d rooms.

Mark de LA says
The marketing perspective would be that if you want to limit the FastBlogIt metaphor to "Chat Rooms" go ahead!  IMHO the CyberMind & CyberSpace metaphors are much more powerful. BTW, the metaphor "room" works quite well if you want to limit yourself to being a fancy blog or a "bog roll" - it may be hard for marketing to shift the metaphor of a blog to a CyberMind once it sticks on the "bog roll" (pun intended).  Some people might just ask "well, is it blog or a chat room" and never look further once they have an answer. Only those in the folksonomy area & blog area who are not competition might look further IMHO.

Mark de LA says
What is "I mean there are search d&d rooms." about - never heard of it. I've heard of "S&M, D&S".

Seth says
google d&d

Seth says
actually i think that search d&d should be a wiki reference to search google .... hmm i will make it so!

Mark de LA says
d&d sounds like the abbreviation for the well known firm of Dildo and Dildo, LLP

Mark de LA says
I would prefer somewhere down the line that a "search" be within FastBlogIt space rather than Google - ultimately more useful. Maybe Google can provide clues on how to use their search tools.

Mark de LA says
... for that purpose

Seth says
perhaps ... buy i am always refering people to specific google searches ... so i think that is the most useful thing to have right now. It does bring up a nasty quiggy, however. If i say that wiki references are for quick references to rooms in the host domain, then this new search whatever wiki reference, certainly breaks that definition.

Mark de LA says
I think most people know how to search google in one or two key-strokes. If I saw a search box on a website I would assume most-often that it is for the site & not just a reference to google's search engine. Google has search engine support for individual web sites, but I don't know how it would work since this is not a static website.

Seth says
sure they know how, but making a reference there is much more specific.. You know how, and yet you don't know what d&d refers to. Think about it, it is a way of disambuifying a reference.

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