Most People Agree: Phallus is a Really Bad Name for a Browser

Thursday April 3rd, 2003

For our last poll, we gave you a selection of the more, er, interesting suggestions for Phoenix's new name and asked you to pick the worse. 3,436 of you rose to the challenge, with Phallus coming first with 27% of the vote. Clint Eastwood was next with 18%, followed by Surfzilla on 12%. Cthulhu and MozJunior both received a 9% vote share, while Feenix and the insect-related Lepidoptera both got 6%. Last place was practically an honour in this contest and was hotly fought-over by Dodo, Fred and Duck (all 3%), with Duck just gaining the coveted spot. Phoenix's real new name will be announced soon.

Yesterday was a major day in the history of the Mozilla project with the unveiling of the new Roadmap. All large changes have their supporters and opposers, so we'd like you to tell us where you stand on the proposals. Make your decision, vote and watch the latest poll results to see what others think.

#1 I'm kind of too scared to ask...

by neva <>

Thursday April 3rd, 2003 9:47 PM

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...but what kind of person would even suggest Phallus as the replacement name?

I mean, really.

Duck would have been not too bad. I like ducks. People in general like ducks. My forum readers actually specifically requested a 'smiley' image of a duck. It's very cute. Duck would have become a browser beloved by everyone, I'm sure. Alas!

It's just a good word.



I wish they'd announce already, though. This is getting vaguely irksome, and I'm not even much of a Phoenix user. (I keep trying it, and it never works out very well. Little things drive me batty.)