Tuesday January 8th, 2002
A few of you have asked for us to post a news item taking your suggestions for the site, so here it is. Tell us all your ideas for what we can do to improve the site. Anything you want we'll think about, but try to keep it realistic.
Just to keep you updated, one of the things we're planning on working on is getting the ChromeZone up again, if we can find some volunteer editors to help organize themes. If you're interested, please email me and I'll get back to you sometime this week.
UPDATE! Right now we're working on dumping all the tables and other old HTML within the site to both show off Mozilla's skills, and to get our file sizes smaller. If you're using Communicator to view the site, you'll notice everything looking pretty ugly, thanks to the poor CSS support it offers. If you're using IE, it'll look a bit better, but thanks to IE's lacking CSS2 support, the sidebar will show up incorrectly. We've completely redone the homepage and talkback code, and we'll be working on the forums next.
UPDATE 2! We discovered Google's great "Search Site" feature, and have added it. Right now it has most areas of the site indexed except news item talkback pages. It will start indexing talkback today, and will hopefully add all of the old items, in addition to picking up the new ones.
UPDATE 3! We've been working hard to get as many of your suggestions as possible implemented, and we encourage you to continue the feedback. You can check this article's responses for what items we have fixed, or are working on.
#133 If it were my site you'd be staring at ads galore!
Monday January 14th, 2002 10:58 PM
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I checked my financial statements just to make sure and, no, you have *not* charged me a cent for use of MozillaZine. You don't owe me or anyone else a thing with regards to its look, function, content or whatever. It's ridiculous of me to offer or deny you permission to do whatever the h.e.doublehockeysticks you want to do with this site regardless of its impact on me. It's your site and your right to do what you want!
That said, I'd like to express my heart felt appreciation for the time and effort you have spent on creating a resource that I find both invaluable and enjoyable. Thanks Jason et all for *allowing* us to share the fruits of your labour.
The fact that so many have voluntarily offer financial support to your site is a testament to its real world value. Why others insist on "looking a gift horse in the mouth" is beyond me. Your solicitation for suggestions to improve the site was "gracious" and by no mean a necessity since, as you well know, you can make changes unilaterally.
The self-centred laying down of demands that the site function this way or that is incredible. How many people you wish to accommodate at this site is your choice and how you go about implementing that decision is your business. Your offer to listen to the thoughts and suggestion of others should have been met with more gratitude.
(You would almost think they believe MozillaZine was a service that they purchased with their copy of Mozilla!! Yikes!!)