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.
#43 Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: The Poll
Wednesday September 12th, 2001 1:02 AM
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I never thought Mozillazine was bad. Mozillazine is an advocacy site. That makes it biased. News sites are not supposed to be biased. I think that is the reason Mozillazine received the second highest number of votes.
I think your three planned improvements are good. I noticed the "Independent Status Reports" and "Bug Day" are recurring topics, but they do not seem to generate many posts. This makes people seem uninterested in them even though people may be interested, but not have anything to say about them. So they should be presented in another way, rather than representing them as news items.
I think you should make a separate webpage for the independent projects, placing a link to the independent project reports underneath the mozdev.org link. That way, they can get the attention they deserve without cluttering the news area until they produce something newsworthy. If there are any independent projects that actually work, maybe you should place links to them under the mozdev.org link too.
I think you should place something under the Bugzilla link that notifies people of the date of the next bug day. Maybe it could be dynamic so when bug day has arrived, the date would change to "today." Maybe it could also be a link to a page that explains bug day.
You should get counseling for Asa.
It would be good if people could rate the nightly builds, assuming you find less vulnerable polling software. I still think the "mozillaZine" label at the top left of the website should be a hyperlink to the homepage. Regardless of what criticism I may receive, I still think it would be good to make use of Internet Explorer's ability to make the scrollbars match the color scheme. That would not affect the Netscape and Opera users, and the Internet Explorer users probably would not complain if the colors looked right. I do not know if they would look right.
The page at <http://www.mozillazine.org/about/> contains very little information. I think that page should have more content. I think the contact information should be moved to where the "about" link is currently. The e-mail address should be displayed on the webpage because a mail link that says "Mail Mozillazine" is useless to somebody whose web browser does not support e-mail.
Finally, I think you should make a greater effort to draw editorials from Mozillazine members to supplement the news. Some of them might have something good to say.