Get FireFox button ?
kuba at mareimbrium.org
Thu Jul 7 10:30:26 CDT 2005
On Thursday 07 July 2005 09:07, Tom Wickline wrote:
> On 7/7/05, peter at piments.com <peter at piments.com> wrote:
> > This whole thread if off-subject , let's get back to wine=dev.
> How is this thread off subject? It has to do with the site correct? So
> therefore its of subject! If you don't care for this subject just move on
> to one that you find of interest.
I guess people are really getting emotional about this.
I think that there's no point in doing browser promotion. I bet that if one
would look at overall clikthrough rates for those browser buttons, they'd
prove to be a waste of bandwidth. We're not pron peddlers and should know
better, right? It's enough they waste bandwidth, why should we??
Anywy, I think that a hard line has to be drawn and no promotions should be
allowed for non-sponsoring entities. Otherwise we'll have a flamethrowing
party everytime someone brings up the subject. It'll be like this: "oh, but
ReactOS shares code with us, why not put up their banner?" and then "hey, the
this-and-that project is 'related' in suchandso way, add the banner", and so
on. And then in a year or so winehq will become a banner page where the
number of bytes relegated to banners will be bigger than the number of bytes
for html itself. That'll be just stupid, but that's where things may
I don't mind the paypal and codeweavers banners, and if wine gets another
major hoster/sponsor, their banner will make sense, but besides that it just
takes the focus away from the project.
Why not put up a links page in wiki, and have a direct link to it in the
Support sidebar? It could be called "Related Projects" or somesuch.
Standard disclaimer: I won't mind banners after wine gets to 1.0, because by
then I'll be retired and will have other things to worry about (pun
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