My feedback on the wordpress site.
There are a lot of angles from which to talk about libre currency. So making a good first impressiond is challenging.
I don’t think it is enough to highlight the concepts or theoreticals of G1 first and foremost. People are going to have a « show me » attitude, more so than average on the topic of alternative (crypto)currencies. For reference, there is a state within the US nicknamed « the Show Me State ».
I would say that attitude is generally pervasive outside of that state. A « crypto coin » with the ambition of becoming a currency (« with a really good whitepaper and team!! ») is a story many people have heard before.
There is a reason why I show people gchange (in the absence of a website). gchange demonstrates an honest attempt at building an economy.
Instead of the basics, the first things I would blast in people’s faces is a gallery of G1 being used as a currency. Either screenshots of gchange or photos of stores (even if they are French stores) that accept G1.
Photos such as the gallery at the bottom of the page on the Cesium website:
But I would instead put that at the top of the page so it is even more obvious.
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Here you are 2 more options to show, how is free coin been used:
Merchants and proffesionals who offer services in free currency | Ğirala.net (directory of services)
Merchants and proffesionals who offer services in free currency | Ğirala.net (the same as before, but showing only English translated services)
| Ğirala.net (map)
airbnjune.org is good choice too.
Could you just advertise Girala on gchange?
You probably spent a bunch of time building the website. Just add the hashtag #remote if you are concerned about being pushed down by newer ads on gchange and|or #freesoftware if your website is also free and open source software.
You can share this site which is a directory about the G1 ecosystem. I implemented multi-language even if the major part of resources is in french. I can update these resources with new ones (in their proper language) if there are more and more to reference.
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I’m sorry, I don’t understand why should I advertise girala.net on gchange.fr … Maybe it’s due to my English skills :-p
But girala.net is just an alternative to gchange. It has different strong points:
it’s multilanguage, you can use girala.net in English, German, Occitan, Spanish, Serbian, Italian, Portuguese and some more (lastly we added Russian, Arabic and Chinese, but there are not translated strings on these languages yet).
it’s easy to use
it’s focused on services, not in second hand products or single products in general.
To engage people it is more exciting, for example, girala.net or airbnjunes than just the gchange.fr link, showing just second hand products, in an only French website. For example, airbnjunes looks more modern and its services, lots of European apartments, etc. are just beautiful!
gchange is also multi-language. The flag button changes the language setting. For both girala and gchange, changing the language setting only changes the interface and doesn’t change the language the viewer is exposed to.
I suggested advertising girala on gchange because juneted offering a alternative marketplace focused on clothing and apparel didn’t stop it from advertising itself on gchange.
I don’t know Weblate. But I figure the technical thing with a server host, it’s set up now. Ready for translation!! Yay!!!
Thank you for the examples of Spanish / Catalan websites.
I think Monnaie-Libre.fr is great, but it would be nice to be able to access a section « getting started » and a section to find out how to meet people straight from the top menu …
@paidge thank you for this idea! We could have a resources section that redirect people on your website if there is a proper english section on it.
We are putting together a team for this translation. @test thank you for your feedback, would you like to join the team? If anybody is interested to join, please follow theses steps :
Go to the Translation Center here : Libre Currency : 🛠️ Translation Center
1- Click on the orange button « Join the team » so that you can create a profile and I can then give you access to the edition mode.
2-Try to modify a page in the Sand Box (second orange button) to see if you understand how this website works (if any questions, just ask me)
3-Go at the bottom of the Translation center page and pick a page to translate, click on « Modify » and add yourself as a lead or contributor (as you wan). You can change the status of that page when you are done with the modifications…
4-Go on the page and modify it. You can add comments in the red header box for other people to know where you are at in that page and what kind of help is needed.
Thank you so much for your help I tried to organise it as much as I could so it would be as simple as possible.
Both gchange and girala.net has localization (l10n, interface translated) but Gchange only has 4 languages, and girala.net has 13
In the other hand, girala.net lets internationalization (i18n, services/announces translation), depending on every author/owner. For example, you can get this service in English:
Or in Catalan and 3 more languages:
By the way, I’ve linked the top menu entry of girala.net (g1, what’s it), with your new English website : https://girala.net/en