Thoughts? (Nr. 2)
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@Gargron ...and a host of other features and innovations that you can find here xxxx
(and still one stray ! after Pinafore)
:) Looks great overall!
@Gargron i would include a few of the most popular toots of the last year or so. After all it’s about people and interesting things they have to say.
@Gargron looks nice
@Gargron: Looking good! Here’s to hoping these people don’t get a lot of Mastodon emails and ignore them.
@Gargron my vote is for #2
(do a poll)
Looks really good—and a lot better than v1. I'd be inclined to move some of the ones from the bottom to the top.
The "Pinafore", "Innovative", and "Revolutionary" blocks are all really cool things that we have that no one else does; in contrast, the "Polls", "Expressive Profiles", and "Directories" are features that others (read: Twitter) basically already have. Those are great features, but I think it's more compelling to lead with Mastodon's *unique* advantages
I believe you have set just the right tone.
@gargron wow these look real good
@gargron w e i r d l y familiar
@gargron like I've seen them in a dream.
@Gargron this is the best one yet
@Gargron Looking great, you've managed to keep each paragraph succinct and relevant. I prefer the Login at the bottom to maintain a reading flow.
@Gargron This one looks really good, maybe combined with the 'long' header of the second one
@Gargron localhost is the best mastodon instance
@Gargron Looking good.
- add a line break between "...meanwhile." and " We think you'll..." so that second sentence stands out more.
- perhaps "from just 20,000" instead of "a measly 20,000" so as not to insult early adopters?
- perhaps flip order of embedded polls and expressive profiles paragraphs as the latter flows more logically from the directory concept
- add another cute mastodon mascot at the bottom
@Gargron And then send that baby!
@Gargron @Mainebot Pretty great! I'd drop the word 'innovative' from the description of the account management system.
The word is overused, so people don't believe you and tune it out.
Worse, it's often used by techbros to justify some horrible thing they've done "But it's innovative!".
Why would people care that it's innovative? Highlight that benefit instead.
I like the idea! Would it be possible to make it customized also? :)
@Gargron I have "we miss you" filtered.
@SwooshyCueb Only from subjects or any text in the e-mail?
@Gargron any text from any email that's not in my contacts list
@SwooshyCueb That might be a bit rare
@Gargron “Come Back To Herman Website”
I would opine that "Here's what's new" is fairly good but might be improvable (although no immediate suggestions come to me at this time). But it definitely feels better than 'miss you', because this is automated and explicitly meant to be a reminder, not the kind of "heyyyyyy come baaaack" emotional-tug messages corps keep sending out?
but it's just my take
(maybe "Here's what Masto's been up to" would be a bit playful, but not overly so? but that's off the cuff and pre-caffeine)
@Gargron subject should be "checkout Ami's cool posts" and a link to my online web profile. Thanks.
@Gargron I think I like this one best.
@Gargron people don’t care about what Mastodon has been up to. They only care about how a social network could enrich their lives. I’d suggest suggesting people to follow based on interests, as well as often-liked toots with those interests.
@gargron I tend to delete "We miss you" mails out of spite, because I get a creepy "company trying to be my pal" feel from it, so I'd like to veto that (yes, not a company, I know, but you get the idea)
@gargron I like this one the most 🐘♥
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