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.
#49 Ratio of Phoenix/Non-Phoenix Articles
Friday November 1st, 2002 11:08 AM
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I'd just like to clarify something. MozillaZine doesn't run Phoenix articles in preference to other Mozilla-related news. It's not like we think, "Should we run Blake's update on Phoenix 0.4 or that article about XUL?" We never drop an article because we've got too much news. As far as I'm concerned, the more articles the better. So if the concensus is that MozillaZine is concentrating on Phoenix too much, the only real solution - barring a sudden increase in news relating to other Mozilla projects - would be to reduce the number of Phoenix articles that are featured.
I don't think that would be a good thing.