howto not make announcements

Wayne Mery (Thunderbird QA) vseerror at lehigh.edu
Sun May 15 17:24:27 UTC 2016


On 5/15/2016 12:45 PM, Klaus Hartnegg wrote:
> On 15.05.2016 at 16:06 Jörg Knobloch wrote:
>> It's all documented here:
>> https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/new-thunderbird-45
>
> How is anybody supposed to find this kb-article?
>
> This is a newly created web page (i.e. nobody knows it a priori), which
> is not linked from the home page, not from the download page, not from
> the release notes, not from the support page, not from the blog, not
> mentioned in the announcement to the tb-enterprise mailing list, and it
> is not shown by the installer of the new version either.
>
> I find only one single link which points to this kb-article, and that is
> in a subcategory of the support page.
>
> In contrast the release notes page is not already widely known, it also
> has incoming links from many of the pages listed above, even including
> from that kb article (but not vice versa!).
>
> The "what's new" of a major new release should be spread all over the
> place, such that it is impossible to avoid.

Good points, Thanks. We'll do something about that.


> And the donate link on the release notes page is in the middle of the
> legalese at the bottom of the page. While the interesting info for
> visitors are the latest entries, which are at the top. Quite a good
> hideout as well.

That is a Mozilla thing - i.e. not our design.  Perhaps we can do better 
- if the template can be modified it would be nice to have it at the top 
- but these are already very busy pages.



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