This public hub is operated as a starting point. Yes, I thought there might be a learning curve but this one has started straight uphill without any warm up. I'm in good enough shape to hit the mountains on instant climbs but the help documents here assume a coding background leaving me cold and confused..
Connecting to Diaspora. Is it just this hub that is unable to connect or am I missing an app or hidden page?
Connecting to other channels. Okay I have four in my panel: two Hubzilla support ones, a Google+ unofficial forum and a disroot community forum. Technically all of them way above my technical pay grade. They seem to center mainly on running your own hub and the problems involved. Even though I've had a computer since the TRS 80, I'm in no way qualified in coding. As such I simply mark the notifications as read when they popup. Easier than destroying my simple thinking processes.
Connecting to people or channels. The first channel (person) that attempted a connection with me led to a failed scenario as I described in Problem #2. No matter how carefully I read the instructions, nothing worked as described or made sense. To save my sanity, I've decided not to attempt connections until I learn how to accomplish it properly.
About those apps. Again some confusion. While some are easy to figure out others not so much. Directory, post, mail et al, were no problem as I installed them for convenience. But take Channel Sources for example. Since I was unable to get any idea of what this meant online, I took a chance and installed it. Clicking on the button brings up an almost blank screen which says I can "Manage remote sources of content for your channel." and I can add a channel name. Is this akin to adding a channel from my suggested list? Or is this the way to connect with other hubs or pods etc?
I'm one of those people who think the way the hubzilla has a blog type interface while still having elements like diaspora may be a better way to connect online. So I have two ways of moving forward. One, act like a bull in a china shop and smash my way through hoping it will work out at the end of the shop. Two, wait patiently until someone releases tutorials or help FAQ's geared towards non techies.