Monday September 10th, 2001
The moment you've all been waiting for has arrived! We've found someone to take over some of the subsections of the site, and get them updated. The first page that's been updated is the Screenshots page. A huge thank you goes out to Michael Hendy who will be maintaining both the screenshots page and the Fetch Builds page, which should be updated later this week.
Along with this, we're doubling down on our efforts to post timely news and keep you better informed of what's happening. As part of this effort, we're continuing to work on getting general discussion forums set up, and hope to have that done soon.
In other site news, our poll asking you about Mozilla news sites was pulled down today, after having someone skew the results by voting 200 times for one site (us. We know we've been slacking a bit of late, but not that badly :). We'll be working on getting better polling software, and will put a new poll up when that is taken care of. Stay Tuned.
#15 Re: Re: The Poll
Monday September 10th, 2001 9:40 PM
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news.com is a competing website? <http://www.mozilla.org> is a competing website? mozillazine.org is a competing website (I'm confused). betanews.com is a competing website? mozillaquest is a competing website (they're trying to be my "source for Mozilla news and _advocacy_")? I don't think you're making much sense.
All of these sites publish differnt kinds of information about Mozilla. Sometimes they publish something they call "news". Most of the time it's not news. <http://www.mozilla.org> doesn't publish a lot of news. It's mostly information about the project and the technologies with occasional news updates. mozillaquest doesn't publish much news. Most of the time it's editorial content. I think a poll asking folks which of these information sources is doing the best job with news is a fine thing. The only problem is that it tends to be self serving to ask that at your own site. The next best think is to ask which is doing the worst job, especially in light of recent articles at news.com, mozillazine.org and mozillaquest.
I see nothing unfair about polling your readership about their views on all of the major Mozilla information outlets. It's only unfair if you redefine fair to something like "you can have opinions but you can't express them". If giving people an oportunity to voice their opinions is unfair I don't want to live in a fair world. I think that maliciously destroying poll data and ruining the oportunity for expression is the unfair bit. I was enjoying the talkback threads that resulted from that poll and some idiot ruined that by destroying the integrity of the discussion (I think I know who it is. He half admitted it) and causing the removal of that discussion. That's my definition of unfair.
BTW, I voted for news.com as the worst. I don't consider mozillaquest to be a news site.