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Feedback on my landing page

Hey,

I just redesigned my Community Finder website, and I wanna get some feedback on it.

You are welcome to roast my landing page:

https://community-finder.co

The question is:
- do you understand what is it for?
- do you understand who is it for?

Let's get roasted :D 

software engineer building tools for communities
Maker of things

Hello Anna 👋🏼

I'm pretty sure that it's for finding online communities. Be it on Slack or Telegram. As what you've shown through the image on the right. Good job on that! 😊

However, I'm not sure who's it for. My impression is, "ah, it's for everyone." And if that's the case, I think that's okay too. Unless you've prepared a specific audience in mind.

Hope that helps! 🙏🏼

Maker of WIP amongst other things.

I feel like people have a desire to be a part of a community, but I'm not sure they necessarily realize they want to join a community. Does that distinction make sense?

I think the current page is too focused on the concept of communities, while really it should be about finding your peers. Meeting people with similar interests, hobbies, or tastes. That this can happen through joining an online community, is secondary.

What does that mean in practice?

Well, I think rather than showing a list of online communities, you could perhaps have a questionnaire. Asking people what they are looking for. Are they looking to connect with like-minded individuals? Or do they want to expand their worldview and seek out opposing perspectives? Do they want to meet new friends to hang out with in real life (perhaps initially through connecting virtually), or are they looking to connect with people in a more professional way?

Based on what people are looking for (their actual needs), I think you could guide them to the right community to join. Perhaps you even could include tips to get the most out of that community. Like you pointed out yesterday, WIP isn't the place for self-promotion. So that's something you might want to point out if you recommend WIP to someone. But perhaps some other communities are totally fine with it, and so it's worth explainig that as well.

I think with that approach Community Finder becomes more of a personal guide, helping you find your peers, rather than just a list of places where the reader has to wade through him or herself.