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.

#57 Re: You're joking! Right?

by asa <>

Friday November 1st, 2002 1:29 PM

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Peter, how many times do I have to say it? MozillaZine posts stories that readers submit. If you submit a story on Mozbot then it's very likely that MozillaZine will post your story on Mozbot. If you submit a story on Phoenix then it's very likely that MozillaZine will post a story on Phoenix.

What you seem to be suggesting is that because there is a disparity in the number of stories being submitted on Phoenix and on Mozilla (I consider that a measure of "interest") that the mozillaZine staff should stop posting reader-submitted stories on Phoenix to balance things out. I'm suggesting that's a bad idea.

If we ask mozillaZine staff to make sure there are equal numbers of Phoenix and Mozilla stories by way of not posting most of the reader-submitted stories on Phoenix then let's do the same for the other and 3rd party mozilla-based projects. Let's ask them to not post a Mozilla story because they are overwhelming the Mozbot stories or the qBati stories.

I happen to think that more Mozilla-realted news is better than less and that not posting a Phoenix or Mozilla story because there isn't also a near equal number of mozbot and bonsai stories is a really bad idea. It's a lot easier to ignore a story you're not interested than to read a story that never got posted.