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Many sites go to a "thank you page" that was triggered by the download button.

If you press the download button, then you can open a new "tab" or "window" with the "thank you" and a message about donation to the cause. But, the download process, i.e. "save link as", has already been opened to save the file to your system. does the "thank-you" page and additional information is shown there as well.

If you trigger the "thank-you" page with the downloading of the main install file[s], then you will download the file and then be asked if you want to donate to the cause. No pop-up, just a message following the download process.

Also, there could be a donation button below the green download buttons. Make the color/colour one of the non-green colors that are in the "official" color scheme for LO. Purple or Blue, maybe.

On 10/13/2012 10:29 AM, Tom Davies wrote:
Hi :)
By being 'physically' separate it makes it feel as though the 2 actions are separate.

However,  i have to say i really like the idea of the download/save dialogue box opening up and the 
tab/window that is under it shows the donation option instead of just a blank page.  I think that 
gives the 'physical' separation.  When the download finishes the page would close or revert back to 
the downloads page?  That all sounds very sophisticated.

Would there be a problem with people like me that right-click on download buttons and choose to "open in 
new tab" or would the opened tab probably just stay open?  They usually seem to stay open for me i think.
Regards from
Tom :)

From: Christian Lohmaier <>
To: Florian Effenberger <>
Sent: Saturday, 13 October 2012, 15:04
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-marketing] Re: Website EasyHack: Ask users to contribute while they are 
running their download

Hi Florian, *,

On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 12:42 PM, Florian Effenberger
<> wrote:
Christian Lohmaier wrote on 2012-10-13 03:35:

Leaving all that political and emotional stuff (to do or not to do) aside:
What would be relatively easy is to replace the download button the
user clicked on with a donate-button.
hmm... nice approach, indeed. :-)
Alternatively, maybe the download button could open two windows, one with
the download URL, another one with a donation request?
While this is technically possible, please note that opening an
additional, not explicitly requested window is far more "aggressive"
than changing the in-page content.
You don't like popup-ads, do you? New windows aren't that much
different from popups from my POV. opening two URLs & modifying the button just opening two URLs, leaving the button as-is.

Note that opening the Download will not create a new window, but
rather initialize the download - some browsers might create a new
tab/window just to close it again once they notice it is a file to
download, but the user will not have to manually close that window.
This is of course different when opening the donation page in
addition, this will create a new window/tab that the user needs to
manually close. I personally wouldn't like it.

I also don't see how this would make it clear(er) that the donation is
not related to downloading.


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