Hello WMW. Yesterday a friend asked me what I use to download music from these days, and I told him to give WinMX a try since torrents suck for music. I told him to go to winmxworld.com to find and download it since I didn't remember the exact address for downloading the patched MX and I assumed he would be able to find it from there.
He downloaded WinMX but told me he couldn't get it going so I went over to help him out.
What I found was that he had downloaded the wrong file. When I asked him where he downloaded the files from, he told me he had downloaded it by clicking the archive link, then winmx, then winmx releases, and the latest version available from there. He thought maybe it was a bit like sourceforge where you have to search a bit around in subdirectories to get what you need and was wondering why it wasn't connecting.
I helped him download the patched version and it is all good and up and running now.
Afterwards we discussed the website a bit and thought maybe the links near the top are a bit misleading to new users. It isnt very obvious that you're supposed to click on "Patch" to download WinMX, nor does the word look very appealing to new users in my opinion, so I can very well understand why he ended up in the archive. If you look at other websites offering p2p apps you will see that you are immediately offered some way of getting the stuff you want. If you look at utorrent.com for example, the yellow flashy button, and the Get uTorrent link near the top get your attention right away and you know what you have to do. And even if you miss that, hovering over products will be your next step.
Maybe it could be an idea to use one of these labels:
Get patched WinMX
Download patched WinMX
Another thing we discussed is that the first thing that gets your attention on this website are the flags. The immediate impression you get is that you have to select a language to continue to the site, but there is no english or american flag there so you may feel a bit lost when you havent visited the site before. lol.
Ok it might sound like I am complaining, lol. that's not my intention, I really love this website but I just thought I wanted to point it out. Maybe its an idea to add an english/american flag there, or to make it more obvious that the website is in english by default so you don't have to select it.
Thank you very much all.