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.

#4 Re: played with it today.....

by Blake <>

Thursday October 31st, 2002 4:04 PM

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> But I also don't understand Mozillazine's adoration of the project

MozillaZine, like other fan sites, exists to serve its users. And user interest in Phoenix has skyrocketed (cf. the Phoenix forums, where over 6500 posts have been made in the past couple of months, compared with only 6800 posts in Mozilla's General forum in almost a year. Most of the other projects you listed don't release nearly as often as Phoenix (K-Meleon updates its website like once a year; the last Beonex milestone was in September). It hardly seems surprising to me that Phoenix is getting so much attention.

> I don't see the Phoenix speed enhancement

I don't know why. Maybe your system is so fast that Mozilla can't really get any faster on it? Performance tests certainly see Phoenix speed enhancements.

> not at the cost of all the other flexibility that has been lost

What flexibility has been lost? Does Mozilla have pref UI for this? By "lost flexibility," do you really mean "they changed things I like"? Because flexibility isn't the same as changing defaults.