On Friday 31 October 2003 07:37, Ian Clarke wrote: > So, this email is an invitation to anyone that has constructive > criticism or suggestion's for how Freenet's "first impression" can be > enhanced. Topics include installation, FProxy, even the website's layout. > > Ian.
The splitfile interface provides a useful measure of progress or at least continued activity. How about something to give users a little feedback while other key types are being retrieved? Browsers generally provide some kind of indication of progress, but some just lie (IE) and if there's no progress in bytes retrieved, many users new to Freenet will likely assume nothing is happening and either try another key or give up even though productive activity is happening behind the scenes. My host here has about 80MB of data constantly queued for transmission over 100 or more connections sharing a 15kB uplink. I find myself wondering who will wait for any of this to arrive and how much of this queue will actually arrive at a client instead of being aborted. I suspect such failed attempts probably degrade the overall network performance a bit, so a progress indicator might help the network as a whole by reducing accesses truncated due to impatience. Good on you for asking for suggestions! _______________________________________________ Support mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://dodo.freenetproject.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/support