Loomio
December 26th, 2014 20:09

"Try It" / Sandbox / Demo - a better experience for first time users wanting to see how Loomio works

Carlos Gallo Garavano
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Any beginner in using Loomio, have access to the 'Tryit' option, the website www.loomio.org where you need to create a new group and is appointed coordinator of the new group. For beginners it is very difficult to successfully use the Loomio tool.

The success and image of Loomio is very important, therefore it is best to replace the aforementioned link 'Try it' for access to existing groups with demonstrated success, especially in the formative aspect of optimum utilization of Loomio.

It is my humble opinion.

Alanna Irving

Alanna Irving December 26th, 2014 22:39

We've been thinking about this for a long time and haven't really found the answer... we know a lot of people sign up for Loomio just to try it out and see how it work. But it's hard to have a good experience by yourself! People need some kind of sandbox or other way of seeing how the software works, without starting dummy groups. The Explore page was originally about solving this. We also invite people to join the Loomio Community group to participate. But maybe we also need some kind of demo group?

Theodore Taptiklis

Theodore Taptiklis December 26th, 2014 23:58

I think this makes a lot of sense. I'd be happy to help to make a demo if others are up for it.

Carlos Gallo Garavano

Carlos Gallo Garavano December 27th, 2014 13:39

Is also negative for beginners automatic example discussion that adds Loomio Helper Bot in creating a new group (I comment on a new discussion)

Carlos Gallo Garavano

Carlos Gallo Garavano December 28th, 2014 11:37

Very good idea to create the sub-group 'Beginners - demonstration':
a) So many sub-groups as languages enabled for demonstrations
b) Loomio selects, appoints and identifies users who are collaborators who act as teachers for each enabled language
c) use as examples to existing discussions, or created specifically
d) teach beginners, as is the best way to use Loomio.
e) Collaborators who act as teachers need direct contact in Loomio for consultations.
f) The email that accepts Sign up a new user Loomio, indicating the link to the website of the demonstration in the user's language.

Carlos Gallo Garavano

Carlos Gallo Garavano December 28th, 2014 12:52

I provided some tutorials in Spanish, but lack the community approves their content and quality.

http://goo.gl/cp7awi
http://goo.gl/d5yzIW
http://goo.gl/aTd7YX

Carlos Gallo Garavano

Carlos Gallo Garavano March 6th, 2015 12:14

@alanna Congratulations, you have already removed the access button "Try" at the top right of the website.

The beginner continues with the same problem: the first access button is "Try out Loomio" to create a new group, when not yet know what it means

Carlos Gallo Garavano

Carlos Gallo Garavano March 6th, 2015 12:33

@alanna I propose

1- Place a button link to the Explore page stuck to the link See more about how Loomio works

2- Move the current link Try out Loomio to a later position to the link See more about how Loomio works and Explore page

In this new position (not the first) still generates the same problem to beginners Loomio.

In my humble opinion, before being expert at creating a group, you have to be an expert in Discussions and Proposals.

The frustracción may be the origin of disillusionment and failure of new user

Carlos Gallo Garavano

Carlos Gallo Garavano March 6th, 2015 12:46

Alanna Irving

Alanna Irving March 7th, 2015 06:27

Thanks @carlosgallogaravan - @richarddbartlett is working on updating the website in the next couple weeks to make this more clear

Carlos Gallo Garavano

Carlos Gallo Garavano March 12th, 2015 14:09

sub-group: Beginners
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