making it easier
I agree Joy. If a box informs the user of the first step or the first couple of strps and then after he successfully completes it another box opens and offers next two simple pointers, he/she might be less intimidated.
Too many points at one go seem to overwehlm many users -- including even our seasoned writers. The palcing of the editing help ( which comes when we open the edt box also needs to be prominently put on the actual page.
The home page could also do with some visuals or graphics according to some of the feedback we have got.
i guess a flash based wizard (not necessarily lying within the wiki) could help users a lot. There a few million (beyond the existing 100K) users who may like to be tutored a bit on using this wonderful tool!
Roll Back of unnecessary link
I have rolled back some links added by an anonymous user because they did not work, and had been added without any explanation.
Appropedia and CopperWiki
Hi - I've been working with Appropedia for the last couple of years, and we've been building a resource around sustainability and solutions to poverty. It seems like our projects have a lot in common. What do you think?
Also note the Open Sustainability Network and the upcoming conference (Oct 18-19, 2008, in San Francisco) - Perhaps someone from CopperWiki is able to come? (I don't know where you are). I hope you can at least follow it online.
Hope to hear from you! --Chriswaterguy 15:47, 13 September 2008 (EDT)