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Progress and Future of Mozilla the Application Suite

Thursday February 6th, 2003

The latest mozilla.org Status Update is all about the progress and future of the Mozilla application suite. Featuring a summary of the improvements since Mozilla 1.0, the update also details the planned work that will be completed over the next few months and outlines some possibilities for the future.


#96 Then what is the point of voting?

by leafdigital

Monday February 10th, 2003 3:54 AM

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I think the answer is yes, developers *should* in general implement features because they have a lot of votes. But that doesn't mean checking their brains at the door.

Votes should help determine priorities on features which are clearly a good idea (of which there are gazillions), pointing out those features which users (those who care) see as most important. If a million people vote for something stupid then it still shouldn't be done. But if a million people vote for sensible feature A, and only 3 people voted for sensible feature B in the same category, and a developer/project manager/whoever is trying to decide whether to develop A or B, then the presumption should be for A.

--sam

PS Cynically I could suggest, in answer to my subject, that the *only* point of voting is to reduce bugzilla-spam by encouraging people not to post 'me too' comments since they can register a vote instead. I would like to think that the mozilla team do not actually treat votes only in this manner.