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Bug 20664 - [dis][general][2h]Update main navigation links
Summary: [dis][general][2h]Update main navigation links
Alias: None
Classification: Unclassified
Component: content (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: PC All
: P2 normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Chris Mills
QA Contact: public-webplatform-bugs list
Depends on:
Reported: 2013-01-14 14:45 UTC by Chris Mills
Modified: 2013-02-20 23:44 UTC (History)
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Description Chris Mills 2013-01-14 14:45:44 UTC
At the moment, we have six navigation items on the main page:

* Docs
* Q&A
* Blog
* Chat
* Tutorials
* More

The first three are fine, but the last three need an update:

* Chat only provides information on the IRC room, and doesn't cover the other methods of communication we have available, such as the mailing list, Q&A, etc.
* Tutorials isn't needed, as the tutorials can be found under docs.
* More is just a duplicate link, pointing to the Docs homepage.

There have been a number of discussions on e-mail about how to improve this, see for the start of the thread.

The most sensible so far, in my mind at least, comes from a recent exchange between Chris Mills (me) and Julee Burdekin, which says that we should replace "Tutorials" and "More" with 

* "Events", which could link to our events page (currently there's a rough version at, or perhaps we could title it "Community"  and have it linking to a more expanded page that includes some blurb on what we do in the community, Doc Sprint in a box, and a list of upcoming events you can participate in. I would prefer the latter, as a better balanced, more complete page to link to, which would kill multiple birds with one stone.
* "Editors", which could link to the forthcoming editors guide ( A place for editors old and new to access the info they need to get on with contributing to the site.

Chat, meanwhile, could be replaced with a more general link — "Discuss" — which would include info about all methods of communication/discussion we have available.

What do we think? Provided we agree, I will create separate actions for

* Finish community page and link main nav to it
* Finish editors guide and link main nav to it
* Update Chat to Discuss, and add updated text to that page.

Note: Updated text for the "Discuss page can be found at
Comment 1 Chris Mills 2013-01-15 11:28:29 UTC
After more discussion about this on the mailing list, we have decided to go with five menu items for now:

* Docs
* Editing (since we really don't have links to "editors" there)
* Discussion
* Blog
* Community Events (so as not to confuse with API events)
Comment 2 Jonathan Garbee 2013-02-20 23:44:19 UTC
New location: