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'''Peter 03May16:''' It seems to me that this section on FAQs is more than somewhat out of date.  A while back, before even the website transition IIRC, we made a decision to migrate the key FAQs to the Manual - or rather avoid duplication of FAQs in the website, instead driving readers to the Manual>FAQs.  For example the links below to [http://web.audacityteam.org/help/faq?s=files&i=wma-proprietary wma-proprietary], [http://web.audacityteam.org/help/faq?s=files&i=import-cd import-cd] and [http://web.audacityteam.org/help/faq?s=files&i=wma-proprietary wma-proprietary] are dead links on the website.  }}
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'''Peter 03May16:''' It seems to me that this section on FAQs is more than somewhat out of date.  A while back we made a decision to migrate the key FAQs to the Manual - or rather avoid duplication of FAQs in the website, instead driving readers to the Manual>FAQs.  For example the links below to [http://web.audacityteam.org/help/faq?s=files&i=wma-proprietary wma-proprietary], [http://web.audacityteam.org/help/faq?s=files&i=import-cd import-cd] and [http://web.audacityteam.org/help/faq?s=files&i=wma-proprietary wma-proprietary] are dead links on the website.  }}
  
 
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Revision as of 12:31, 3 May 2016

Please move the items that have been processed to "Done" and note the date. They can then be deleted after a while.

See also the Website Project for site development, graphic design discussion and big-improvement discussion (on talk page). This page is intended for fixes and corrections. This is for the (new in Nov 2015) Wordpress website at http://www.audacity.audio/ . The P1's etc are only a rough and ready indicator.


Website P1s

Website P2s

  • No Download button on the home page that serves the correct download for the detected platform.
  • RSS feeds fail W3C validation and show empty due to registered trademark in our site title.
  • Page anchors do not take into account the top navbar if present, so load the page somewhere below the intended target.
  • No subscribe to announce button. We only give a clunky link to subscribe yourself.
  • All 'sponsor us' links lead to the donate page. (they used to be a 404)
  • The logo on black does not look as good as on white.
  • No Copyright or Privacy links in footer. So our own copyright page http://www.audacity.audio/copyright/ is hard to find. If we ever create a copyright FAQ with answers for [email protected] questions, we would link to that FAQ on the copyright page.

Website P3s

  • Google+ in footer gets us to the right page, but still needs a header change. (no impact on user)


Deliberate choices

  • No ohloh button in footer. ohloh badge is bad for SEO as it is served very slowly indeed.
  • Ads can come later, as a widget. Trying without for now.


Peter 03May16: We do have a Donate Tab which takes you to the Donate page with a working Donate link. I think we should have Donate buttons on all the Download pages and the Main page (and probably really all the pages) - these would link to the Donate page. If we can have ads on the download pages then surely we can also have donations.

Alternatively we could have a clear prominent Donate button in the left navbar that links to the Donate page. Is that technically achievable.


Release Notes

Peter 03May16: I noticed yesterday afternoon that the Release Notes page was a very bare bald one with just a single line with alink to the Wiki page of 2.x Release Notes.

I added a link to the current 2.1.2 Release Notes - and I also added the main new features as formatted text copied from the 2.1.2 Release Notes. It looks like a proper webpage now - and is more informative to the reader.


Broken Internal Links (typically P1)

i.e. links to sites we control


Broken External Links (typically P2)

 error Line: 155 http://www.pearson.fr/livre/?GCOI=27440100552400
 error Line: 287 http://www-ccrma.stanford.edu/~jos/resample/
 error Line: 290 http://www.twolame.org/
 error Line: 147 http://wxwidgets.org/i18n.php
 error Line: 293 http://www.u-lexnet.info/items/others/UL-TAPPfeature.html
 error Line: 183 http://www.twistedlincoln.com/shop/catalog/computers

Addressed but needs review....

 error Line: 215 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389 redirected to
 https://support.microsoft.com/kb/322389
 error Line: 214
 http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=17791


FAQs

Peter 03May16: It seems to me that this section on FAQs is more than somewhat out of date. A while back we made a decision to migrate the key FAQs to the Manual - or rather avoid duplication of FAQs in the website, instead driving readers to the Manual>FAQs. For example the links below to wma-proprietary, import-cd and wma-proprietary are dead links on the website.

Suggested change

Insert after:

"See also: Why can't I play MIDI files?"

the following:

"How do I import a track from an audio CD?"

which is at http://web.audacityteam.org/help/faq?s=files&i=import-cd 



Peter 03May16: Neither of the texts below is what is actually in the Manual>FAQ>Someone is selling Audacity on eBay. and remember this is a dead link to a non-existent website page. Are we happy with what is the Manual>FAQ or do we want change it?

Current text

"It is legal to sell Audacity, as long as the seller makes the program and source code available under the GNU General Public License.

Some vendors try to trick customers by selling the software under a different name. If you bought a product and later found out it was Audacity, we encourage you to ask for a refund or file a complaint if you feel you did not get a fair deal. We ask vendors to give proper credit to the Audacity project, and allow users to make an informed choice."


Suggested replacement

"It is legal to sell Audacity, as long as the seller makes our program and source code available under the GNU General Public License (GPL). It is also legal to sell Audacity under another name, although we strongly discourage this.

Sellers may also offer modified copies of Audacity, as long as they make their modified program and its source code available under the same GPL, and call the program something other than Audacity.

If you have purchased Audacity not knowing that it is free, or purchased a program that you later found out to be Audacity, we encourage you to work with the seller to ask for a refund. You can examine the text of the product listing to see if any guarantee is offered. If you are unable to resolve the issue with the seller, you can usually raise a dispute with the payment service provider (for example, Paypal or your credit card company).

We also encourage you to inform the seller if you have concerns that the source code was not offered with the product or that a copy of the GPL was not included. If they don't respond adequately, you might want to approach their internet registrar, internet service provider or their advertising sources. Practically, there is little the Audacity Team can do to chase GPL violators with our current volunteer resources, except in the case of a seller stealing the Audacity trademark."




Other audacityteam pages

dox

*http://web.audacityteam.org/dox/html/index.html 

Change needed: Should be completely updated then an automated system put in place to keep it updated.





Needs discussing

  • RA has suggested our License page:
http://web.audacityteam.org/about/license 
needs extending to make it clearer and to discuss examples of good and bad practice. GA suggests the page is already too long and would need summarising somehow with links to more detail.
 
Peter 03May16: There is clearly conficting advice here - and remebering Steve's suggestion elsewhere about keeping the website pages short and snappy to encourage folk to read them - I would suggest that we consider moving or creating detailed licensing advice in the Wiki (if it's not already there). Then trimming the website page and adding a link to the detailed Wiki license page.
  • Consider extending FAQs to include more real life how-tos, linked to articles in the Manual or Wiki
Peter 03May16: A while back we seriously trimmed the FAQ section typo on the website and instead provided readers with a link to the FAQs in the Manual - to avoid unnecessary duplication (plus it plays to Steve's recent point elsewhere about keeping the website pages as short and snappy as possible to encourage folk to read them and not glaze over with TL;DR.

We do also retain a link to Older FAQs which sends the reader over to the old website>FAQ. Most, if not all, of that content is duplicated and in some cases bettered in the Manual FAQs. So we should seriously consider removing that link to the old website.

  • Peter 03May16 later: ToDo-2 Having thoroughly exmined the FAQs that are on the old website it would appear that they are duplicated and in many cases improved in the Manual>FAQ. Therefore I strongly believe we should remove the OLD FAQs link to the old website from the new webiste. IIRC the old website content was used as the starting point for Manual>FAQ when we undertook a migration from old website to Manual a long time ago.

Fixed Broken Links

Peter 03May16: Are these links to specific hardware products still on the website? I can't see them anywhere.
 error Line: 272 http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UMX49.aspx
 redirected to http://www.music-group.com/404
 error Line: 273 http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UMX61.aspx
 redirected to http://www.music-group.com/404
 error Line: 271 http://www.behringer.com/EN/Products/UMX25.aspx
 redirected to http://www.music-group.com/404
 error Line: 234 http://www.terratec.net/en/products/DMX_6Fire_USB_2084.html

Done

  • No working Donate button. Donate button is now embedded in Donate page but is not using the former key pair encryption.
  • Link to announcements list subscription on audacityteam.org was broken after mailman upgrade "Bug in Mailman version 2.1.16".
  • About/Credits lacked Robert Hänggi (author of Vocal Reduction and Isolation). Now added there and in "About Audacity" in the app.
  • Blanket wrapping of text within words which looks terrible: Believed fixed along the lines of https://wordpress.org/support/topic/turn-off-auto-hyphenation-in-twentytwelve-theme
  • The i18ln FAQ only has the questions. Yikes! Will fix by directing to old site. (Nov 2015)
  • old.audacityteam.org used for past release announcements is a broken link (until Buanzo does the DNS dance). (Nov 2015)
  • Instructions for installing plug-ins still say restart, rather than "use plug-in manager". (Nov 2015)
  • All Pages in left sidebar is confusing (harder to find downloads). (Nov 2015)
  • Audacty 2.1.1vi for Mac not mentioned (Nov 2015)
  • No Translate button (yet) (Nov 2015)
  • 2.1.2 announce is out of date. (Nov 2015)
  • 2.1.2 download win10 text needs rewrite. (Nov 2015)
  • Wordpress doesn't like the download_spacer.png file used in the donwload page. Thinks it's not there. (Nov 2015)
  • No cc-by in footer. (Nov 2015)
  • Nyquist plug-ins page http://web.audacityteam.org/download/nyquistplugins - main contents moved to Download Nyquist Plug-ins. The main website still hosts the plug-in pages, zip files and MP3 clips. (Jan 2102)
  • http://web.audacityteam.org/community/donate moved to its own tab at http://web.audacityteam.org/donate (Jan 2012).

cleared out older entries Nov 2015