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Re: Promoting Web/W3C Anniversary Symposium?

From: Andre Jay Meissner <ameissne@adobe.com>
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:11:08 +0000
To: "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Message-ID: <D037B035.8A8E6%ameissne@adobe.com>
How did you like the fundraising banners on Wikipedia?

Since Doug asked how I'd feel about it: speaking for myself, not for Adobe,

Re 1) Yes
Re 2) WPD
Re 3) Promotion for WPD events such as Doc Sprints

My personal 2 cents,

Von: Janet Swisher <jswisher@mozilla.com<mailto:jswisher@mozilla.com>>
Datum: KW 37 | Donnerstag, 11. September 2014 18:50
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We should set a general policy about promotional content, because if we do this, and it's effective at driving traffic, then the W3C Comms team would only be doing their job to ask to do it again for the next thing, whatever that is.

The questions, in my mind, are:
1. Is promotional content OK on WPD?
2. What parties can place promotional content?
3. What types of promotional content, in terms of placement and actual content are OK?

I'm inclined to answer "no" to the first question, just to avoid dealing with the other questions :-)
On the second question, I think at most W3C should be allowed to do this. I would not be OK with Stewards doing similar promotions. I haven't (yet) formulated an opinion on the third question.

On 9/10/14, 3:03 PM, Doug Schepers wrote:
Hi, folks-

We've had a request from the W3C Communications team to add a small temporary promotional banner to WebPlaform.org.

I explained that our site does not advertisements, which this could be construed as, but said that I'd defer to the Stewards and the community on this particular instance

Here is what they had in mind for the promotional spot:

   [W3C20 logo [1] which links to http://www.w3.org/20/]

   On 29 October 2014, Join Tim Berners-Lee, global strategists,
   business leaders, and developers for an exciting afternoon of
   insights and discussion about the future of the Web,  followed
   by a gala dinner. <a href="http://regonline.com/w3c20"<http://regonline.com/w3c20>>Register
   today</a> for the <a href="http://www.w3.org/20/"<http://www.w3.org/20/>>W3C 20th
   Anniversary Symposium </a> in Santa Clara, California.

How would you all feel about this? Would you be okay with this above, or on any variation? And if you are okay with it, where would this appear on the site?

[1] http://www.w3.org/Icons/w3c20/w3c20-logo.svg


Janet Swisher<mailto:jREMOVEswisher@mozilla.com>
Mozilla Developer Network<https://developer.mozilla.org>
Developer Relations Community Organizer
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