Subject RE: [Firebird-general] Re: Firebird money matters
Author Roger Vellacott
Its an attractive image.

"Voluntary Registration" is much more likely to get subscribers. Most
users are in businesss mode when they are installing, not in personal,
charitable mode.

Also, new users won't pay up until they are satisfied with what they are
getting. On first installation they are still wondering what they have
got, and are very wary. So the registration/annual reminder approach is
going to include many more people.

Roger Vellacott
Passfield Data Systems Ltd.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Si Carter [mailto:simon.carter@...]
> Sent: 27 February 2006 12:07
> To:
> Subject: RE: [Firebird-general] Re: Firebird money matters
> On this topic, one of the things that stands out when you visit
> is that there is no direct plea
> for support on
> the homepage, conversely, if you visit
> there is a
> plea for support smack bang in the middle of the page, with a
> "Donate Now"
> link.
> On the firebird site you have to visit the "Foundation" menu
> and then scroll
> down past a big photo of a cake being cut, before you realize
> what the FB
> foundation is all about. Although it may seem obvious to
> those who designed
> the site, and I am not knocking the efforts in any way, a bit
> more of an "in
> your face approach" might help bring in some money.
> Helen or Ann, I can't remember now, knocked up an image for
> me for fbtalk,
> (, the meaning of
> an image like
> this, displayed prominently on the main page can't be mistaken by many
> people.
> Rgds
> Si Carter (Associate FF Member :-) )
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