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Re: Babylon toolbar

From: Mike Dixon <michael.dixon_at_denovosoftware.com>
Date: Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:22:52 -0700

On 4/13/2012 4:52 PM, Felix Saphir wrote:
> Am 14.04.2012 01:33, schrieb Mike Dixon:
>> Personally, I think a better approach is to accept responsibility for
>> making the design better if it is proving to be confusing. But that can
>> be a lot of work. Fortunately in this case, many people have suggested a
>> simple solution to improve the design: add an "Advertisement" label and
>> box around the ads.
> I'm sorry, but like David you also fail to provide a conclusive reason,
> as to why a frame and a label prevent the next iteration of this
> complaint.

Of course it isn't a 100% fix. Nothing ever is. But going from 80% to
90% is still an improvement, yes?

> Setting aside, that it hasn't been "proven", how on earth
> could it be confusing that when you want to install TortoiseSVN and end
> up with an executable called "SuperDuperHighSpeedDownload-Install.exe"?
> There's also the signature validation for the extra cautious.

Because there's a giant green button saying DOWNLOAD that takes you to
that executable. This is confusing!

Signature validation is irrelevant to this discussion; the extra
cautious are not in any danger here, because they are careful and will
see many of the warning signs. It is the incautious people that are
having trouble, all because they trust that the biggest thing on the
download page labelled DOWNLOAD will actually give them the correct file.

> The point is, that this hosting model is based on advertising. If you
> don't like that, provide a better solution. Sponsor the hosting and
> there will be no more complaints about the ads. N.B. I don't speak for
> Stefan or the TortoiseSVN team, this is just my 2ยข.

Dave Huang has said multiple times that he's willing to fund the change
if that's really the problem.



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