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Re: looking for system status (Re: Problems with CGI server)

From: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 10:39:16 -0500
To: Ralph R. Swick <swick@w3.org>
Message-Id: <9D6ED283-223C-4100-87CB-BA382DC134DB@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org, w3t-sys@w3.org

On 19 Oct 2009, at 7:59 AM, Ralph R. Swick wrote:

> I'm trying to find the link to the W3C System Status page [1] on
> the new site.  Maybe the fact that [1] is suffering bit-rot is an
> acceptable reason for it not being easy to find anymore, but
> I'd really like to see that page maintained.   This had previously
> been linked directly from the home page.  It doesn't need to be
> one click from the home page but the path shouldn't be hard to guess.

Thanks for the usability feedback. I've added links in three places:

  * About W3C (Right side quick link)
  * Help (Webmaster FAQ). Also put there what to do when you  
experience an issue not already spotted.
  * Site index


P.S. The Member home page has a link as well (but that was the only  
one I recall putting in place).

>   [1] http://www.w3.org/2003/08/system-status
> What I did:
> 1. Start at home page, scan visually for keywords suggesting systems  
> info
>    http://www.w3.org/
> 2. Decide maybe "About W3C" is a step closer, follow that link and  
> scan
>   for keywords suggesting systems info.
> 3. Maybe "Help and FAQ" is the next step?   Follow that link.
> 4. Under "Ask the Webmaster" might be a place to have a link to
>   "W3C services status".
> 5. Resort to Site Map, search on that page for "system" or "status".
> 6. Give up, use the search box with the text "system status".   
> success.

Ian Jacobs (ij@w3.org)    http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs/
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