December 11, 2009 at 4:10 am #86982
Do you have an idea to enhance the navigability of GovLoop? Is there a feature you want GovLoop to have? Discuss suggestions here!
I’ll start: As I browse discussions and find interesting comments written by various people, I am moved to click on their name, expecting GovLoop to drill down and tell me more about that person. Unfortunately, it seems to think I am only interested in finding out more about that person’s discussion activity. Ideally, I think this should direct to that user’s profile, from which I can check out their discussion activity.
I think this would increase GovLoop’s navigability and success as a creator of connections. As it is, in order to view someone I see posting in a discussion, I seem to have to go to the “Members” tab above, and search for their name. You know how twitter has those hash tags? That hyperconnects everything, and makes it super easy to wander a million miles away from where you started.
Anyone else find this a little counter-intuitive? Any other suggestions/feedback for improving the functionality of GovLoop?
December 11, 2009 at 9:39 pm #87000
I agree with this one, as I’m always running into the same problem and have to continued to click through to get to profile.
Also, it would be great if there was functionality to friend request right from the members page.
December 12, 2009 at 9:40 am #86998
So… I just figured out that I can click on the picture instead of the name, if I want to go directly to a profile of a person from their discussion post. In light of that, I now like that I can go either to their profile, or their list of discussion items all from one discussion item. I guess we can chalk that up to learning curve.
Still… I think because of twitter and wikipedia, when I see a name or a phrase as a link, I expect it to be the most basic information about the words in the link. When it isn’t and I follow it, I feel misled and frustrated. I think it would work better if the name and the picture led to that person’s profile, and there was a link somewhere near/in the discussion post that was something like: View All Discussion Activity.
December 12, 2009 at 9:45 am #86996
December 12, 2009 at 9:49 am #86994
I second. All in favor? All opposed?
December 13, 2009 at 1:18 pm #86992
kinda good; the issue could be, as David Dejewski sort of brought to the table, the validity of the tags.
Been out of the web administration business for awhile now but, there might be a way to “automate” some of the tagging to at least get some level of “tagging” for users of this site.
December 13, 2009 at 6:54 pm #86990
I want to be able to title my entire blog. You know how you can change the title of your “My Page” by clicking on it? That would be nice, but really, just any way to change the title of “My Blog” to something.
December 14, 2009 at 2:14 pm #86988
The other concern that (as I raised this same suggestion on milBook [https://www.kc.army.mil/wiki/Dictionary_of_Tags]) is the development or creation of some kind of standard tag dictionary/wiki… (I like the idea of a wiki becuase it could be maintained and updated by all.) For example… we might have an entry for “Engineer” with a generic definition and equivalent tags (i.e, Engr, Engineering, etc.)
I also proposed breaking that dictionary down into a set of categories like:
. Skill Set
. Skill Set
and limiting the # of tags that could be applied from each category to, like, 5 or so.
So… in my case [IDEF, Engineering, USJFCOM, Suffolk, Process, Father, Woodworking, Reading, Williamsburg, Telecommute, Collaboration, SecondLife]
December 14, 2009 at 5:36 pm #86986
Anyone know why I have to add somone to my “friends” list in order to drop them a message? Not sure I like that idea.
December 14, 2009 at 6:23 pm #86984
For those who cannot access milWiki… try, [https://www.govloop.com/opensocial/ningapps/show?appUrl=http%3A%2F%2Fwikiapp.ning.com%2Fwiki%2Fwiki.xml%3Fning-app-status%3Dnetwork&owner=sressler] and select the “Dictionary of Tags” page. (There doesn’t seem to be a way to send a link directly to this Wiki page w/out going to the Table of Contents first. Hmmmm.
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