[Haskell-cafe] New slogan for haskell.org

Thomas Davie tom.davie at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 10:08:32 EST 2007

On 27 Nov 2007, at 14:44, David Menendez wrote:

> On Nov 26, 2007 1:44 PM, Thomas Davie <tom.davie at gmail.com> wrote:
> But the point is that this section of the site is the bit that's meant
> to be an advertisement -- we're trying to encourage people to read
> more,
> Are we? I thought Haskell.org was intended to describe what Haskell  
> *is*. There are plenty of articles and blog posts and wiki pages out  
> there that advocate Haskell. I don't see why the main web page needs  
> to be polluted with marketing.

Because someone's first contact with Haskell is likely to be someone  
saying "I use this really cool language called Haskell", or a lecturer  
teaching it to them.  In either case, if a tiny amount of interest is  
sparked, their likely second contact is likely to be haskell.org  
(through guessing or googling).  Quite frankly, there's nothing going  
to put me off a language more than a paragraph full of unknown buzz  
words that I have to look up on the front page.

There's plenty of places on Haskell.org where we can describe what  
haskell *is*, but the front page should be used for grabbing peoples  
attention and telling them why it's useful.

Tom Davie

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