RobLewis

"Get Started" page needs a rewrite

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I'm trying to understand all the various advanced options, etc., and the Get Started page is frankly raising more questions than it answers.

Is it possible that somebody could take another pass at this with an eye to being clear and explicit?

I'll just cite a couple of examples:

If what you call "secret" is actually the master secret, why not call it "master secret"? It would eliminate some possible confusion.

"All the folders added with this secret will be granted a full set of permissions for two-way synchronization" seems needlessly complex. How about "All folders added with the master secret will be kept in sync"? Also, it's not clear whether more than one folder on a machine can be synced with the same master secret.

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I'm trying to understand all the various advanced options, etc., and the Get Started page is frankly raising more questions than it answers.

Please refer to the User Guide (which is regularly updated and which covers "the various advanced options") and also the Unofficial FAQ (which is also regularly updated)

If what you call "secret" is actually the master secret, why not call it "master secret"? It would eliminate some possible confusion.

No, this would create MORE confusion if it were called a "master secret" as this would suggest that a single secret applied to ALL folders you were syncing on a particular device! - this is not the case, each folder has its own secret - there is no "master" secret!

"All the folders added with this secret will be granted a full set of permissions for two-way synchronization" seems needlessly complex.

...because there are different types of Sync - RW (Read Write) syncs and RO (Read Only) syncs. "a full set of permissions" refers to adding a folder using a RW secret

How about "All folders added with the master secret will be kept in sync"?

...because the term "master secret" would be misleading! (see above)

Also, it's not clear whether more than one folder on a machine can be synced with the same master secret.

In short, no! - Sync is designed to keep folders in sync between different devices - not between different folders on the same device!

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