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RudeBoi's Ideas - Nxt.org
« on: November 23, 2014, 06:01:20 pm »

In this thread I will be sharing my ideas for Nxt.org:

Activate your Account (Public Key):

The aim is to try to make the whole public key issue less of a barrier of entry.

The issue: Until an account has an initial transaction it cannot receive Nxt and also cannot been seen on any blockchain explorer. The current approach is for a 'public key' to be sent with the first transaction.

Put simply in plain English the account hasn't been fully activated yet. Therefore introducing the 'Activate your Account' page on Nxt.org

Getting started listed as steps:
1) Download Nxt
2) Create Account
3) Activate Account (The new step)
3) Fund Account
etc

Technically the activator is actually a faucet, but not badged as one. The public key is re-marketed as the ‘activation code’, which will much better understood by the public. Having the faucet on Nxt.org is a much requested feature from the community, there will hopefully be an option for selecting which faucet (provider) the user wants to use to prevent centralisation e.g. Nxt.org, Nxtra.org and Jnxt.org.

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Re: RudeBoi's Ideas - Nxt.org
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2014, 06:11:34 pm »

Access your Account:

The current search bar is instead used as ‘login’ for your username or account address. Once you type your username, you are taken to your account summary. A small ‘your account’ is also added the header bar. This is the same layout that everyone is already used to e.g. ebay, amazon.

The ‘your account’ summary provides very basic blockexplorer functionality, with links to fully fledged ones.

We could use multiple service providers to populate the information, and I have already spoken to one.

This would increase the traffic to Nxt.org, and would be much easier for new users while also introducing them to 'blockexporers' which is a pretty confusing term for newbies.

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When a Nxt address isn't found the page will say cannot find account, this is probably because it hasn't been activated yet, with links to 'activate your account'.

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Re: RudeBoi's Ideas - Nxt.org
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2014, 06:39:10 pm »

These are all steps in the right direction. The UX should resemble eCommerce/ online banking (to which users are already accustomed). They should be gradually exposed to the idea of PKI trough links like "Where is my password" ,etc.
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2014, 02:16:58 pm »

Small corrections and quick tweaks (menu and ecosystem):

Community button is on a new line when in portrait mode on ipad, slight width reduction on the buttons should fix this

Ecosystem, I think this should probably be called "About", as at the moment it is isn't clear where a new user should go to to learn about Nxt, and that is pretty much web standard. This would also solve the above problem hopefully.

First line of ecosystem should be Nxt instead of NXT (the platform is Nxt and the currency is NXT)

In the reliable box you need to change the word centralised to de-centralised.

Date formats aren't currently all the same on history, best off to add "th" after each of the dates, also needs to be changed in the details part of the ecosystem page.

The other sub pages in ecosystem look fine
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Re: RudeBoi's Ideas - Nxt.org
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2014, 02:44:45 pm »

I like this idea as well;

There have been some good terms discussed in this thread.

The terms Proofing, Confirming, Verifying, Processing & Securing are all very good.

I think that Proofing makes the most sense, as Nxt is pure POS, so simply put the more stake you have, the more you Proof.

However in plain English understanding maybe Proofing isn’t as obvious as some of the other terms such as Confirming etc.

Saying all this though, while I think Forging isn’t the best term, I have got quite used to it.

Whatever term is selected; it shouldn’t be used as it is today. It is a technical term! For example the devs created the Digital Goods Store (DGS), it was only Wesley that called it Marketplace on the UI. So from a user and marketing perspective it is called the Marketplace (which is much better), but the feature is actually the DGS.

We should do the same with Forging (or insert new name here), the UI shouldn’t mention the technical term. The user should just see an easily understandable connection status:

1)   Offline
2)   Connected
3)   Online
4)   Online and Active
5)   Online Professional

Offline – Means can’t communicate with NRS. There is also a variant of this mode called Offline (Read Only) in the web based client, proposal thread:
https://nxtforum.org/general-discussion/nxt-org-gateway-to-nxt-(access-account)/

Connected – Means communicating with NRS, but blockchain isn’t yet up to date.

Online –Meaning the blockchain is downloaded,

Online and Active – Meaning the user is actively securing the network by forging.

Online Professional – Forging and is also a hallmarked node

By clicking on the status the user can find more about that mode, this is where the technical term could be shown, and also a guide on how to advance to the next level.
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