I'm crossposting this question to the projects and the marketing list,
because this topic relates to both.
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At the moment we link to
when we want people to donate for LibreOffice and TDF.
This website served very well for the time we needed it most:
Our challenge for the first 50.000 Euro.
Now we should have a more generic URL for donations, and I propose
Florian already established a forwarder from this URL to the challenge
site, so it can be used if we want to keep this name as standard
When we start working on the content of this page, I'd suggest to have
the donate.TDF page as target of the forwarder and challenge.TDF as
link, so most people hit the right page (with the URL they wanted to go)
While this naming is tightly related to English and international
marketing, discussion on possible names for translated pages are in the
focus of the localized marketing teams I try to reach via the projects list.
The most logical proposal for localized donation pages would be
But this seems not to be sufficient for local users, because they will
not be able to remember the URL very well.
Another possibility would be a sub-page of a localized version of the
main TDF website:
http://<lang-code>.documentfoundation.org/<translation for donate>
If we try to ease the access to this page for localized users, a third
possibility comes to my mind:
http://<translation for donate>.documentfoundation.org
This would be the shortest version without the necessity for sub-pages.
In some cases we might need to handle different languages containing the
same word for donate by technical means (reading the browser's language
etc) and a language selector.
But before we discuss technical details (I'd like to move this part to
the website list), I want to know your thoughts on:
A) http://donate.documentfoundation.org for the main donation website
B) the three different URL for localized websites (I use the German
localized versions as examples):
Could you please vote (+1) for the preferred version or add a more
Florian told me that he doesn't like to have dozens of forwarders
between different URL for the same content, so I hope we can agree on
PS: I'm sorry that I didn't raise this question earlier, but I've been
asked to create a localized community flyer that should contain the
"right" URL. Therefore I hope for a decision during this week...
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