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Hi Marc,

Marc Paré wrote on 2012-10-11 18:49:
Could we not instead have a button in the "Help" or on the "About" popup
window? These could be links to our donations page where there would be
more information on for what the funds are being raised or about any
fundraising campaigns. I think we would have a better chance at
convincing people if we present them with good arguments to contribute
rather than just giving them a quick plea for a donation.

If the number of mouse-clicks that lead to a donations plea during the
install process is the same as the number of mouse-clicks to get to a
donations link in the "Help" menu, then I would favour this last one.
The rationale being that the user would have installed/test-tried the
suite and would be in a better mind-set to donate. I don't know about
you, but, at install time, I do not usually donate until I try out the
software I am downloading.

these are some very good points, indeed! Showing a donation request after the user had a chance to use the program is a great idea. However, I think in the about window, it will simply be hidden. I didn't think throug this thoroughly yet, but spontaneously, I see two options: Either an own menu entry in the help menu ("Donate"), or - and I prefer that one - a small donation button on the start center. This doesn't necessarily has to be intrusive, but still most people would spot it.

Totally independent from that, we definitely should enhance our donations page with concrete requests, items and amounts.


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