Yes, please. The top bar has been puzzling to me for a while; “Deploy”
in particular I find pretty confusing.
“GitHub” for the GitHub link makes sense. The purpose of this link is to
give users an easy way to discover the technical content of the project,
which is important, and generally one of the first links that I look for
in a project.
Why do we need two links for “Welcome” and “Getting started”? Both of
these seem to be aimed at addressing newcomers who are trying to learn
what SourceCred is all about, which is clearly also important. There
should be exactly one clear path forward for users trying to answer this
Of the first two proposed link targets, the welcome thread seems more
valuable than the Getting Started category. The welcome thread is a
single piece of content that we can curate and get up to date. The
Getting Started category is a floating list of posts, currently starting
with a history lesson and then a discussion of “boosting”. It doesn’t
actually say, “this is what SourceCred is, and this is why we exist”.
The welcome thread gets closer to addressing this. The second sentence
of the body text there begins with “SourceCred is a reputation protocol
for open collaboration”. Now we’re talking.
So, my counter-proposal:
- “About” links to the welcome thread
- “GitHub” links to the main GitHub repository
Feel free to propose a name other than “About”. I think that it’s
valuable for it to be an unambiguous single word.
For context, most other Discourse communities with which I’m familiar
have no top-bar links:
…so let’s try to keep ours short and sweet.