I'm a user of Ask Ubuntu for more than 11 months, and just today I noticed the about page.

To be honest, I didn't think that such great content would be in such a little link.


This page is very intuitive and it explains how this site works in a very nice way. It is the best page out of all the pages at introducing new users to the site.

So I think that the design of this link should be better, so that it could be differentiated from the other ones.

If this link had a different design, (I think that) newer users would go there and learn more information about the functionality of this great site.

Another alternative is change the title from "About" to "How this site works".


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A Bar for new users was added recently that states:

Here's how it works:

And has a link directly to to the about page. This introduces new users to the basics, without redirecting (misleading when searching for a question from outside of the site)

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So I think this already handles this problem without removing the expected functionality for other users

  • I didn't know about that, it helps a lot. But that message is showed after the registration of a new user, right? I mean, if you are not logged in, navigating the site, you wont see it.
    – Lucio
    Commented Apr 14, 2013 at 19:28
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    It is before registration, I believe. Because I only saw it when I was not logged in on another browser.
    – Mateo
    Commented Apr 15, 2013 at 2:59
  • It is before registration or logging in. Just was welcomed (or first time noticing this box today)when opening new browser session and going to Ask Ubuntu when not logged in. Well asked question. @mateo_salta Nice work and well done to those involved for making this happen.
    – geezanansa
    Commented Apr 16, 2013 at 14:39

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