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.

#13 Coming soon...

by SubtleRebel <>

Thursday October 31st, 2002 9:51 PM

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You really can not legitimately argue with what redvine said by countering with what is "Coming Soon."

He says he prefers Mozilla over Phoenix and you say "Phoenix is still alpha. Much will happen still." So what? Is that supposed to have some bearing on his current preference for Mozilla? Besides, if someone feels like Phoenix is moving in the wrong direction away from Mozilla then saying that more will happen is not going to be very compelling.

Next he was talking about the comparative flexibility of the current versions of Mozilla and Phoenix whereas your argument focused on the hyhpothetical future. Perhaps you should have said "Phoenix may be less flexible than Seamonkey now, but Phoenix has the potential to become more flexible."

Also when responding to his statement that "switching is moot ... without mail" you mention Thunderbird. Well, until Thunderbird is actually available and running as well or better than Mozilla Mail, his point is still quite valid.