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Re: Revamp of the website

2017-07-18 06:24:38
On 18 Jul 2017, at 10:39, Ted Lemon <mellon(_at_)fugue(_dot_)com> wrote:

The response is not "we don't care about the people who do the work."   It is 
"people who do the work have a really awesome tool to use, the datatracker, 
so they don't need to address their use case."

So a better approach to this, if you feel the datatracker is not actually 
addressing your needs, your efforts would be better aimed at working that 
issue.   I think at the moment the side bar on datatracker has everything 
that you need that was in the sidebar on

So can you say what is missing here?

The datatracker site sidebar is certainly useful. But a few things are 
presented rather differently, the meetings section being one notable example.

It seems the main IETF page/site is becoming the IETF corporate web site, and 
will look like many other such sites out there, and the IETF participant area 
is the “intranet”, in the form of the datatracker and tools pages, for which to 
do many things you need to sign in.  That’s OK, and understood, and 
participants will learn to go to the different site in place of the main IETF 
site, but the functionality isn’t quite the same, yet.


On Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 11:23 AM, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) 
<chris(_dot_)dearlove(_at_)baesystems(_dot_)com> wrote:
I've been to many meetings (my first was IETF 55), though not very recently. 
And you can get to meetings off the leftmost panel too in about the same time.

The new site is focused not on the existing people active in the IETF. It’s 
focused on the general public.

Let the general public have three quarters of the page. Let us have the other 

The place where work gets done these days is datatracker.

And that's one of the places one can easily get to. But there are others too. 
But sorry, this is not the sort of response that's useful - don't care about 
people doing the work  (I'm just trying to finish my fifteenth RFC as an 
author) and what works for them. And "you don't come to meetings" as a 
dismissive comment isn't helpful either. In addition there's an inherent 
contradiction in your comments. If the page is intended for the general 
public, who really don't come to meetings, then the value you currently see 
in the right hand part of the page about meetings will also go. (And meetings 
are a place for work that isn't the datatracker.)

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-----Original Message-----
From: Yoav Nir [mailto:ynir(_dot_)ietf(_at_)gmail(_dot_)com]
Sent: 18 July 2017 10:13
To: Dearlove, Christopher (UK)
Cc: Russ Housley; IETF
Subject: Re: Revamp of the website

On 18 Jul 2017, at 11:06, Dearlove, Christopher (UK) 
<chris(_dot_)dearlove(_at_)baesystems(_dot_)com> wrote:

Everything I want on the existing IETF website in in a panel on the left. I 
rarely even look at the rightmost three quarters of the screen.

That’s because you don’t come to meetings. Around meetings the right half of 
the screen becomes useful.

That panel can be used to take me straight to where I want to go. The new 
site at it appears as linked below appears to have seriously reduced the 
usability of the site for people who know what they want and want to go 
straight to it. Put the panel back (or maybe it's always intended to be 
there, and this is just the main pane being considered) and I don't really 
mind what you do there (as long as it loads quickly).

The new site is focused not on the existing people active in the IETF. It’s 
focused on the general public.  The place where work gets done these days is 


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