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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.


#19 Re: Re: I don't use Phoenix

by asa <asa@mozilla.org>

Thursday October 31st, 2002 11:29 PM

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And I don't even want to hear the excuse that mozillaZine readers want to talk about web browsers like Phoenix more than webtools like Tinderbox or Mozbot. That's no excuse at all.

Just because there have been 7000 posts to the mozillaZine Phoenix forums in the last 30 days and there have only been about 15 posts on Mozbot since the site was created all those years ago doesn't mean you should give Phoenix more attention than mozbot.

This is a democracy, isn't it? Dammit, and I want equal time for Mozbot! What kind of open source project web site is this? If it was real open source then you'd give eqaul time for all projects and not just the ones people cared the most about. Sheesh!

And what about Mozilla Classic!? What happened to that? I haven't seen any mozillaZine coverage of the classic codebase in years. You editors have some explaining to do. That codebase is great. It was my first experience with Mozilla. I don't care if mozilla.org and the Mozilla development community decided to go a different direction with the new codebase. The classic code is still there in CVS and it's the whole reason I got involved in Mozilla in the first place. This site has no excuse for not having regular news items and updates for Moz Classic. What kind of news and advocacy site is this when all you seem to advocate are popular mozilla.org projects that people want to talk about.

And don't even get me started on the lack of coverage for other Mozilla projects not officially hosted and sponsored by mozilla.org. When was the last time mozillaZine had news items for AmigaMozilla <http://sourceforge.net/projects/amozilla/> or MozOffice <http://sourceforge.net/projects/mozoffice/> ?? I mean, where's the coverage of qBati <http://sourceforge.net/projects/qbati2/> ? How can the editors of this site pretend to be professionals if they won't cover qBati! You'll talk about a Phoenix release that gets coverage on Slashdot and InternetNews but you won't talk about the qBati's QDrawer Proof of Concept 3rd Trial? What kind of site is this?!!!

--Asa