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

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#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:
  TorBrowserTeam201808                           |
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Comment (by isabela):

 Hi there,

 I agree that our new user experience should have some momentum before we
 distract people with the banner.

 Here is the calendar for what goes out and when:

 09.05 - 8.0 stable release goes out without the newsletter banner

 Before 09.28 Mexico meeting - we will probably need to do a bug fixing
 release, so the newsletter banner will go out with that release.

 The experience from Firefox that this banner is based on does include an X
 for the user to close it. The X shows up when your mouse hoover over the
 banner. Can devs confirm that with me? I want to make sure there is a way
 for the user to close the banner (or express 'no').

 10.23 stable release - Is when our YE campaign banner will go out.

 Replying to [comment:15 gk]:

 > 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:18>
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