MozillaZine

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 News.com 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.


#17 Re: I don't use Phoenix

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Thursday October 31st, 2002 10:58 PM

You are replying to this message

"but I also don't understand Mozillazine's adoration of the project to the exclusion of all other similar projects"

Did you know that mozillaZine gets its news items from contributors like you? There's this nice little link over on the right half of this page "submitArticle" where contributors like you can submit news items for any project or topic that intersts you.

What _I_ don't understand is all this news about silly web browsers. Where's the news about Rhino <http://mozilla.org/rhino/> and Mozbot <http://mozilla.org/projects/mozbot/> ??? These are mozilla.org projects too. I don't think I'm going to be reading mozillaZine any more unless the editorial staff can convince me that they care about my favorite mozilla.org projects and will give them equal time with those silly web browsers.

When was the last time you saw a mozillaZine article on ElectricalFire <http://mozilla.org/projects/ef/> or Grendel <http://mozilla.org/projects/grendel/> ? I mean, how biased can you get!? What a joke. Just because there isn't any exciting news about ElectricalFire, just because there was a release of Phoenix this week which got coverage at a dozen other major web media outlets, doesn't mean the mozillaZine editors should scorn EF in favor of Phoenix like this. Equal time!!! I don't care what mozillaZine's readers submit, I want equal time for Grendal and for Mozbot and for Bonsai and for CCK. You don't care about CCK!? How can you call this a Mozilla site when you never talk about anything but web browsers!?

Equal time! Equal time! Equal time for all mozilla.org projects! Stop discriminating on the basis of popularity and newsworthyness.

--Asa