[Freedombox-discuss] Live Demonstration Infrastructure

J.D. Bean jdbean at softwarefreedom.org
Thu Feb 25 19:35:56 UTC 2016


Experimentation sounds about right no need to nail it down now. I'm
probably putting too much faith on the good behavior of the denizens of
the net. The countdown timer sounds like a great idea.

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On 02/25/2016 02:01 PM, Sunil Mohan Adapa wrote:
> On 02/26/2016 12:30 AM, Sunil Mohan Adapa wrote:
>> On 02/25/2016 09:26 PM, J.D. Bean wrote:
>> [...]
>>> Sunil, is there any reason that you feel 15 minutes is the idea reset
>>> rate? If I'm understanding the setup you envision correctly a demo
>>> instance would refresh without warning every 15 minutes? I would think
>>> that many users in the target audience for this demo would attribute a
>>> reset of the demo instance they were using to instability in Freedombox.
>>> Furthermore, I feel like the quality of Freedombox is to the point that
>>> it is probably reasonable to expect that the median use time will be 15
>>> minutes or even greater which suggests that a large number of potential
>>> users would experience one of these resets while using the demo. Would
>>> something like an hour be too long do you think?
>> We can have a very noticeable warning and a predictable reset time with
>> probably a count down timer on the launch page.  The reason I suggest to
>> do this is that people will spam the machine in all kinds of ways which
>> other users might find offensive or inconvenient.  We could, of course,
>> decide on a different value.  I just thought that 15 minutes will be a
>> sufficient time for most people.
> We could certainly try an hour as the reset time and see how that goes.
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