Summit Part 2: Funding -- How get attention for a "donation"

neandr at neandr at
Thu Oct 23 18:35:28 UTC 2014

For reaching users attention for a donation using Thunderbird itself 
seems to be more then logical. And yes it can be a negative impact with 
the wrong decision.

Thinking about it, there are different ways to get attention:
-- slash screen
-- start page
-- opening a tab after upgrade of TB or with new install
-- adding a menu item to the Hamburger (the TB Menu placed to the far 
right on the menu bar.
-- adding a menu item on the menu bar itself (could also only be 
displayed after upgrade/new install)
-- adding a menu item on each message (to the others on the top right) 
... think that's overkill
   (with menu item a tab/splash would be opened)

-- as long as TB hold the statusbar the menu item could be placed there, 
before the online icon

How about pros/cons for those possibilities?


On 23.10.2014 15:09, JoeS wrote:
> I think that a "splash" screen would reach more users.By splash, I 
> mean a full screen popup with, let's say a 10 second timeout. This 
> would be prior to TB start. If this is too invasive to workflow, we 
> could have a "Do not show this screen again" button. That way it would 
> be a one time annoyance.
> I have attached a WIP sample of what that might look like.
> BTW the start page only appears in the messagepane, I personnaly have 
> had that disabled for years.
> JoeS1
> On 10/22/2014 1:35 PM, Kent James wrote:
>> The method we are considering involves using the Thunderbird start page
>> for a limited period of time in a visible outreach

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