Open Bug 1191707 Opened 7 years ago Updated 7 years ago
Download: redirect users to detour via Donate / Contribute Request web page
Currently on <http://www.seamonkey-project.org/> the download link directly starts a download. I recommend to interpose a detour to a unintrusive donation and contribution request similar to the way LibreOffice does it here <http://www.libreoffice.org/> Download click leads to <http://www.libreoffice.org/download/libreoffice-fresh/?version=5.0.0>, next “download” click leads to <http://donate.libreoffice.org/de/dl/win-x86/5.0.0/de/LibreOffice_5.0.0_Win_x86.msi> (see screenshot) while donwload already starts. Additional to donation request such a page should contain a request to contribute to the project (You can help with …, …, …) and a biweekly changing news line or similar.
I suggest that switching to the donate page only after the download has started. Also Firefox found that more people download if the download page says "Free Download" somewhere. e.g. https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/
(In reply to Philip Chee from comment #1) Yes, of course we should avoid anything disgusting, the Message should be somethinglike": SeaMonkey is Free Software and is made available free of charge. Your donation, which is purely optional, supports our worldwide community of volunteers. If you like the software, please consider a donation". Such a message should appear while the download already starts, not as a mandatory step what has to be confirmed or rejected beofre download will start
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