I was clicking in the "Help us Grow this Site" box on the Pro Webmasters beta site, and there's a couple things that caught my notice.

First off, when focusing on the various icons, the layout shifts in a nasty way (FF 3.6.6):

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Secondly, I question the choice of text for the pre-populated facebook link description:

Pro Web Masters is a collaboratively edited question and answer site for professional web masters. It's 100% free, no registration required.

"100% free" for me is a mental trigger for suspicious or misleading behavior on the web. I would just say "It's free to participate" or something along those lines.

IMHO, I would also argue that "webmasters" and "web masters" have entirely different contexts, and it should say "webmasters" in both cases.

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    For me, "Free to participate" raises red flags, because I think to myself "Ahuh, what's not free then? What's the catch? Are you going to spam me?" Jul 22, 2010 at 1:56
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    And "100% free" doesn't conjure up images of limited trial downloads, browser toolbars and spam sites? It was just a suggestion... how about "Come and join us"? "Everyone welcome!"?
    – womp
    Jul 22, 2010 at 4:21
  • Tim, I am running FF 3.6.8 and I do not have the issue. Could be a version thing or something more specific to your computer? Jul 29, 2010 at 20:06
  • too bad it's not "web developer".. but then you need to be able to do both the programming and the design.. Sep 17, 2010 at 10:32


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