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.
#23 MozillaZine concentrating on Phoenix too much? YES
Friday November 1st, 2002 2:40 AM
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Definetely. We (I) are far more interested in Mozilla because it: (A) has the features we need (mail), (B) the development process is more "communal" and less elitist (which is their right, BTW), (C) we have established a loyalty to Mozilla.
There are many exciting things happening in Mozilla that receive little to no coverage here (but should): - spam filter (very cool & promising feature) <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=169638> - multiple signatures <http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=73567>
Also, there are may issues users are very interested in that MozillZine should address: - status of (or call for help on) spellchecker for 1.2 ? <http://spellchecker.mozdev.org/> - Calendar (improving by leaps and bounds) <http://www.mozilla.org/projects/calendar/> - Enigmail (why is GPG still unusably complicated for end users? - yes, we should be helping to fix that!) <http://enigmail.mozdev.org/> - MozOdffice has just kickstarted out of hybernation. <http://mozoffice.mozdev.org/> - "Long strings in mail or news header" are more broken than before. Someone should address comment #218. <http://bugzilla.mozilla.o…how_bug.cgi?id=91662#c218>
There are so many newsworthy items and *issues* that could be brought to our attention and discussed here. After all, isn't MozillaZINE not in _some_ ways similar to a MagaZINE?
You almost only inform us of new releases and articles. How about also bringing up some internal points of interest and friction?