Shock as MozillaZine Readers Turn to Slashdot for Accurate Information

Thursday October 31st, 2002

For our last poll, we asked you where else you go to get Mozilla news. 848 of you answered with Slashdot getting 30% of the vote, almost twice as much as its nearest rival, MozillaNews, with 17%. The third-placed 'None of the above' option was favoured by 16% of you, which frankly tells us very little. FUD specialist MozillaQuest came in fifth with 8% of the vote, which concerns us slightly. 5% of you rely on mainstream tech news sites such as CNET's or eWeek while 4% of you prefer the weblog style of Blogzilla. Newcomers Planet Mozilla and MozFan didn't do so well with 1% and 0% of the vote respectively. NewsForge, with 1%, also did surprisingly badly, especially considering the amount of news we steal from them. Finally, 14% of you just go wherever telnet to port 80 will take you.

For our next poll, we'd like to know what your favourite Phoenix theme is. The options are taken from the lists at the mozdev Themes project and David Tenser's Phoenix Help so don't blame us if your favourite theme isn't listed. Go and vote now or just sit on the fence and watch the latest results.

#1 I don't use Phoenix

by redvine

Thursday October 31st, 2002 3:39 PM

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I don't use Phoenix, but most of the listed themes exist for Mozilla as well, so I voted based on my favorite Mozilla theme.

I really don't have a problem with the Phoenix project. As with Beonex, K-Meleon, Galeon, Chimera and other Mozilla based products -- that's what open source is all about. But I also don't understand Mozillazine's adoration of the project to the exclusion of all other similar projects (I just listed some of them in the previous sentence), and to some extent to the exclusion of Mozilla itself. Personally, I like the attitude of the Mozilla developers more than the Phoenix guys, and I like the Mozilla product better too.

While I am venting: I don't see the Phoenix speed enhancement everybody is always talking about. Sure the custom interface thing is nice, but not at the cost of all the other flexibility that has been lost because the Phoenix developers think they know better than I do about how I want to browse (tab order, key mapping, etc.).

Anyway, switching is moot as I can not live without mail. I just want to know why Mozillazine is becoming more and more Phoenixzine? Maybe the Phoenix guys should snap up that url and start a magazine there?