MozillaZine

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.


#73 MozillaZine concentrating on Phoenix too much? YES

by peterlairo <Peter@Lairo.com>

Saturday November 2nd, 2002 10:28 AM

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>> Attacking a (less relevant) detail

> It is entirely relevant. The fact that mail isn't a feature but an application goes to the heart of Phoenix and its entire purpose.

No, it is not relevant to THIS thread. The topic is why I think there should be MORE coverage of Mozilla, and one of the reasons I am more interested, is bcause Mozilla has Mail (feature or whatever).

>> A degree of hierarchy is always needed AND the masses need some level of control.

> The Phoenix masses have plenty of control. I've already stated unequivocally that we read and incorporate user feedback into every release.

Then our ideas of "level of control" differ. That's fine, but it is yet another reason why I am MOR interested in Mozilla.

>> Really? I think Mozilla is working greatly.

> Mozilla is not working "greatly" when 3 people can go off and speed it up by 40% in a matter of weeks.

40% of what (minute?) aspect? Stripping something down to bare bones functionality and then having ONE criteria perform better is no great reason to contend that Mozilla isn't working greatly. Just because Poenix is great in many ways doesn't mean that Mozilla isn't great in many (other?) ways also.

>> Neither does Mozilla. That is implied slander

> No, it's entirely true. I sit in on the super-reviewer meetings where we discuss issues like this (giving out too much checkin access). What's your source?

Then you might not know what "anyone under the sun" means. I think you were generalizing again to make your point (more) valid.