On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 17:53:09 -0400, Sj <2.718281828(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Wed, 29 Sep 2004 21:38:53 +0200, Erik Zachte
A suggestion: we might add a drop down box to the
user preferences screen
where a user can >>optionally<< select his/her country of residence.
I would really like to add info about this to the stats pages. But better
wait till we have a single signon, so that each user is counted only once.
And all kinds of other optional details. City would also be useful,
for instance. Some users are averse to sharing any personal
information about themselves; but others are happy to share a great
deal of it. And some information, like the email address, can be
hidden from other users by default.
My only comment is that this should *only* be on a preferences page,
and we should resist temptation to ask *anything* when setting up a
new account. I think the ability to say "Yes, enter a username and
password, and that really is it, no more questions" is a real selling
point for people to set up accounts. Which, of course, makes them
easier to relate to as users, and more likely to get hooked! ;)
Oh, and of course we'd have to promise not to use it for spam, even
User_talk: spam (if you see what I mean).
Otherwise, nice idea. Would create a database version of all those
endless pages on meta: and in the Wikipedia: namespace covering this
kind of thing.
Rowan Collins BSc