[tbb-bugs] #27097 [Applications/Tor Browser]: Add "Tor News" newsletter signup link in Tor Browser

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Tue Aug 28 06:03:12 UTC 2018

#27097: Add "Tor News" newsletter signup link in Tor Browser
 Reporter:  arthuredelstein                      |          Owner:  tbb-
                                                 |  team
     Type:  defect                               |         Status:
                                                 |  needs_revision
 Priority:  Medium                               |      Milestone:
Component:  Applications/Tor Browser             |        Version:
 Severity:  Normal                               |     Resolution:
 Keywords:  ux-team, tbb-fundraising,            |  Actual Points:
  TorBrowserTeam201808R                          |
Parent ID:                                       |         Points:
 Reviewer:                                       |        Sponsor:
Changes (by gk):

 * status:  needs_review => needs_revision


 The code looks okay, but I am not happy with the behavior yet. So, the
 user get urged to subscribe to Tor News which I am generally fine with.
 However, I think it is bad behavior to still urge someone to subscribe
 somewhere after they already had or after they already made the decision
 to not subscribe (for whatever reasons). But the current patch does that
 as the banner is not going away. Now, that's hard to do without knowing
 the intentions or the one using the browser but one can simulate that by
 showing the banner only on first start or a small amount of times after
 first start. I think we should do something like that.

 From a design perspective I am not happy either as the design at the top
 is drawing attention away from the onboarding we developed for 8.0. I
 think the onboarding is one of the major improvements for Tor Browser
 usability but right now once Tor Browser starts I fear users are only
 seeing the white banner (and might get annoyed by it because it does not
 go away).

Ticket URL: <https://trac.torproject.org/projects/tor/ticket/27097#comment:15>
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