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.

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

by dmarner

Friday November 1st, 2002 9:33 AM

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No, you are not discussing Phoenix too much.

Although people often criticize public forums by saying "You are talking about X too much!", what they usually mean is "I don't like X". On a news site like this it is trvially easy to ignore news items that don't interest you, at least at the current rate of posting. Given that, there is NO reason to talk LESS about anything. Readers who aren't interested in Phoenix can just not read those articles. Folks who try to get you to create fewer of those articles are really just trying to stifle those of us who ARE interested.

Now, if they would care to argue that you should talk MORE about something else, that is almost a valid viewpoint. I say "almost" because on a site like this, if you feel there needs to be more articles about something, all you have to do is submit them.

Only if it becomes a significant burden to filter out the "undesired" topics should you consider cutting back, and then only if a real majority wants that to happen; not just a vocal minority.