[tor-project] Expanding our people page

Damian Johnson atagar at torproject.org
Mon Jul 10 17:01:20 UTC 2017

>> - I would sort the names in alphabetical order by last name. I find it
>> much
>>   more useful when you are looking for someone then the first name.
> I suggest asking people which part of their name to sort on.  (Some
> people write their family name first, etc.)  You could default to some
> "reasonable" Euro/Anglo conventions if they don't specify.

Hi Taylor. Visually it would be pretty confusing if we were
inconsistent (not to mention confusing for me to maintain). We once
got a reporter that said 'Jake is the foremost representative of tor
because he's listed first on the people page!'. We all got a laugh
because that was only the case because it's alphabetical.

I'm fine with sorting by first or last name though I have a slight
preference for the first because...

* Most of us know each other by their first names. If I want to find
'George' on the page that's easier than trying to remember how his
last name was spelled.

* Visually I think this makes it a tad more obvious that's the
ordering on a page. When you see a bunch of names starting with 'A' at
the top it's pretty obvious it's alphabetical. Also works a little
better since some folks list an alias or only their first name.

Both are really weak reasons and I'd be fine with sorting to be last
names or using monochrome onion images. I'll do mockups so folks can
see what it looks like and take a vote if some folks really want ot go
that route. Presently though waiting for a few more folks to speak up
and say they want it that way before I sink the time into making that

Cheers! -Damian

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