MozillaZine

Salon on Mozilla

Tuesday March 12th, 2002

A number of people have submitted this article, and while it's not really news, it's just another example of how Mozilla is starting to win people over. This is also beneficial to the evangelism efforts going on.


#97 Re: Offensive vs. Defensive

by macpeep

Sunday March 17th, 2002 12:05 AM

You are replying to this message

"As I have told you many times, it is all in the attitude and the presentation. As long as you post in a civil and constructive manner you can point out all the legitimate flaws that you want and no one will criticize you."

Ah, yes.. Like this one from mozineAdmin, which is, if you examine this thread more closely, the first (and only really) offensive personal attack here.

<http://www.mozillazine.or…le=2167&message=29#29>

Read my first reply to the original post for example. There's nothing offensive or attacking in it. All I said was that if you compare IE and Mozilla development times then you should do it fairly and restart both clocks at "the latest big rewrite" if you do that for Mozilla. I also said that in my opinion, restarting the clock due to a rewrite may actually make much sense since.. well, like mpt pointed out, that's like someone suddenly doing an 180 in a race and going back (maybe not all the way to the starting line) only to start the race again from much further back. Of course they will be behind and if they catch up, great! But just because you turned around and went back doesn't mean that the clock should be reset for you, does it? Anyway, all analogies are flawed.. this one too.. but that was the only thing I was pointing out and I think there was nothing offensive about my comment. I was merely saying my opinion. Now read the reply to that one - the one by Tanlaan.

You are always there to point out whenever someone who doesn't have all-rosy things to say about Mozilla says something that you think is out of line. Why don't I see a comment from you on mozineAdmin's post (the one I linked to above) telling him to calm down a little and behave better?