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Skillmon
I think for the process of assessing the network and for the decision-making whether one wants to create an account on this site or not, a small "About" or "Imprint" page would be a vast improvement.

Information I'd like to see before I create an account is, where the servers are located, who owns the rights to the contents, whether it is a corporate or private person who maintains the server, etc, and perhaps most important, what's the scope of the site.
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Jack Douglas
We now have a new landing page that meets these needs — it is the default page for topanswers.xyz, and gives an overview of our aims, and links to further information on meta.

> Information I'd like to see before I create an account is, where the servers are located…

This is now covered in the footer.

> …who owns the rights to the contents…

We touch on that in one of the bullet points.

> …whether it is a corporate or private person who maintains the server…

We link to posts about our intention to incorporate as a CIO (a proper UK charity).

> …and perhaps most important, what's the scope of the site.

This is the bit we flesh out most fully. Comments welcome!
Please add an "about" or "imprint" page
Skillmon replying to Jack Douglas
I like it.
Monica replying to Jack Douglas
Looks good to me!
Jack Douglas replying to Monica
We are trying it out in a footer — does that look ok to you?
Skillmon replying to Monica
I never wanted it to be prominent, but to be findable. I tend to look for this when I create an account on a website.
Monica replying to Jack Douglas
A footer is probably a good place for it.  It needn't be prominent, but footers are good for the "needn't be prominent but if you go looking..." stuff.
Jack Douglas replying to Monica
that's really dodgy, and it might be good to have it in a footer on the landing page or something like that, thanks for the advice.
Monica
(By the way, a few months later LJ sprung new TOS on users, with the official copy *in Russian*.  That caused an even bigger kerfuffle.  I began mirroring my content to Dreamwidth during the first kerfuffle and never accepted the new TOS, leaving LJ instead.)
Monica
 This info needn't be prominent IMO, but finding some place to refer to TA being based in the UK (or words to that effect) would probably be a good idea.
Monica
@Jack Nice!  On server location, I don't know how widespread the question will be or what prompted Skillman to ask about it, but I was on LiveJournal when they secretly moved the servers to Moscow one night, and boy did that cause a kerfuffle when someone noticed the DNS updates.
marmot
The landing site is gorgeous! Thank you so much, @Jack !
Jack Douglas replying to Skillmon
I'm hesitating on this one, because I don't want to overstate what we have done and imply that we are already an official charity. The commitment to become one will never be walked back, but I'm not certain yet when it will happen, because we are going to need to get a lot bigger before we have the profile to raise even the modest amount we need to cover accountancy costs. We haven't even had the conversation on meta yet about how we are going to fund ourselves. I'm personally opposed to advertising (especially the sort that puts foreign scripts and tracking into our pages). I think perhaps a less aggressive version of the Wikipedia model might suit us.
Skillmon replying to Jack Douglas
thanks!
Jack Douglas
@Skillmon I've fixed the bad link, and updated the style to make it look a bit less 90s :)
Skillmon
@Jack Also I'd like another colour-scheme to be applied. Just plain white background looks 1990ies like (maybe the Meta-gray?)
Skillmon
@Jack the other links work for me.
Skillmon
@Jack also, when I click on the "will be published as open source" link, I get an error:  
> ERROR: invalid question CONTEXT: PL/pgSQL function _error(integer,text) line 1 at RAISE SQL function "login_question" statement 3 SQL function "login_question" statement 1 
Skillmon
@Jack great improvement, imho. One thing I'd like addressed more clearly is the "CIO (a proper UK charity)" part, as that currently is hidden behind links, but shows a great deal of the spirit (in lack of another more fitting word) of topanswers.
Jack Douglas
I've updated the tags to 'in-progress' because this question is broader than just about a landing page.
Skillmon replying to Jack Douglas
As an aside, one could also provide links to similar projects there (as I saw you post on Codidact).
Jack Douglas replying to Skillmon
thanks, I've posted an answer — pinging you here as we are currently working on post notifications :)
Skillmon replying to Jack Douglas
yes, something like that, but as a permanent link in the page header or footer, not (only) as an answer, plus a small "Who are we" section (that one doesn't have to go into great detail, just something like "We're a small group of volunteers ...")
Jack Douglas
@Skillmon i.e. a summary of [Why we are building TopAnswers](https://topanswers.xyz/meta?q=1) with some extra particulars (and links to faqs)?