Should diaspora* jump into the "flat trend" bandwagon?
It's everywhere. Twitter, Facebook, Google+, even your good ol' Hotmail and iOS have gone flat.
* Minimalist : looks straightforward and "content first"
* Readability : There's less clutter and more contrast between the background and the text
* Speed : Not depending on any image, it loads faster.
* Originality : it feels bare-bones for some
* Familiarity : it feels cold and unwelcoming for some
This is basically a philosophical question about Diaspora's direction : should it become a minimalist emotion-less communication tool or a cozy social hub?
firstname.lastname@example.org started a proposal Sun 20 Apr 2014
Should Diaspora Just Bank Users Based on Decentralization and Utility functions and not a centrally manifest Style of presentation Closed Sun 15 Jun 2014
The proposal is too confusing and was blocked.
-Agree: Yes I would like to showcase Decentralization and code utility as separate from presentation. in belief that more people will be in honest effort of usable fun diaspora promotion as opposed to large scale evil forces making diaspora look like a unworking ugly mess and marketing it to the masses.
-Disagree: No I believe this will fracture a user style agreement system. placing some at a disadvantage for not having as efficient or mind alteringly perfect system to work with. I don't think the diaspora community is large enough for use to create a custom tailor trade of people doing clothes and diaspora style configurations.
|Agree - 6|
|Abstain - 12|
|Disagree - 7|
|Block - 15|
Mon 21 Apr 2014
Diaspora's design should be simple and mainly shaped by it's content.
I'm uncertain what is considered flat and what isn't. Diaspora's design seems flat enough as it is.
Fri 25 Apr 2014
Now I understood the proposal and change my vote, drafting of the matter is somewhat confused, if I agree to separate content from appearance. Is that the specific proposal?
I think this question needs to be restated as the original poster does not present the issue in an unbiased manner. Moreover, the poll options are not clear and clouded with loaded language.
Wed 30 Apr 2014
I think you should write the proposal again, many community members do not understand.
Honestly. though I understand the proposal and agree I must block until everything is clear. sincerely
Mon 5 May 2014
English is not my native language and I cannot state an opinion on this overly complicated and cluttered proposal that I don't understand. Keep it simple...
Sun 18 May 2014
as Jason Robinson already said Sorry don't understand, please rephrase :)) I have no clue on what to vote o0n here. So VETO!