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.

#48 MozillaZine's selection process

by AlexBishop <>

Friday November 1st, 2002 11:00 AM

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>>> There are so many newsworthy items and *issues* that could be brought to our attention and discussed here.

>> So submit a coherent article. Mozillazine is largely run by its fans, who submit articles. In that sense, the articles you see are largely the result of fan interest.

> I might, but that is not the POINT of my post! I'm sure those that copy/paste an article to MZ don't just post ALL articles submitted. There is likely some SELECTION PROCESS. My point is that THE SELECTION PROCESS NEEDS SOME RECONSIDERING.

Actually, MozillaZine posts most of the valid articles that get submitted. We get quite a lot of requests for help, bug reports and messages that were intended for the forums etc. but when you take all that away, we post the majority of the articles we receive. There isn't really much of a selection process. It's mainly just a decision of 'Is this submission about Mozilla and does it meet a few minimum standards (enough actual content, accurate etc.)?' In my experience, the only articles that I have to think about for a bit before accepting/rejecting are usually those that are only sort-of related to Mozilla (e.g. stories about Web standards).

Tell me if any of this doesn't make sense or you want further clarification.