[Wikimedia-l] Banners are too bright, too long

Ziko van Dijk vandijk at wmnederland.nl
Mon Dec 3 16:26:35 UTC 2012

After all the experience and A/B-testing, I have confidence in the
banners. My personal taste wouldn't matter.
Kind regards

2012/12/3 phoebe ayers <phoebe.wiki at gmail.com>:
> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 2:09 AM, Magnus Manske
> <magnusmanske at googlemail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 9:10 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> On 3 December 2012 09:04, Erik Moeller <erik at wikimedia.org> wrote:
>>> > For easier comparability of the two banner behaviors -
>>> > Activation on hover (current behavior):
>>> >
>>> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Lorenzo?banner=B12_5C_120216_SuperCondensed_Hover
>>> ... yeah, that's the sort of behaviour that inspires ad-blockers.
>>> Wouldn't be quite so bad if they shrunk again when you moved the mouse out
>> of the ad/form region...
> I think it would be slightly better if the donation page quote that
> appears on the hover didn't say "When I founded Wikipedia, I could
> have made it into a for-profit company with advertising banners,":
> having that phrase in the banner itself sounded pretty discordant to
> me, at least (could just drop the word 'banner' and leave it at
> 'advertising'?). Anyway, yes, the other non-hover ones were less
> annoying, especially the ones that were all facts and no fundraising
> letter phrases.
> All that said: hooray for our fundraising team, for running one of the
> best fundraisers yet and in general, for making what might be the most
> complex and effective website fundraiser ever look easy. :) Thanks!
> -- phoebe
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