MozillaZine Forums Temporarily Offline
Saturday April 26th, 2003
Due to a large increase in traffic in recent weeks, MozillaZine's bandwidth usage has risen dramatically. We're currently working with our excellent hosts, American Data Technology, Inc., to find a new hosting solution that can accommodate MozillaZine's growing popularity. In the meantime, we've disabled the MozillaZine Forums, which accounted for much of the site's data transfer. This should reduce our bandwidth usage and also eliminate the MySQL errors that many of you have experienced recently. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and we will endeavour to get the forums up and running again as soon as possible. Thanks to all our readers for your continued support.
Sunday April 27th, 2003 1:40 PM
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And why has the bandwidth increased so much? ...because of the naming controversy or because of all the new people who are now interested in Mozilla. The timing would suggest the naming controversy is the cause.
Why has the reaction been to shut down the forums? ...to allow the whole thing to cool down a bit by disallowing one more place where people can express their views about the naming controversy.
It seems to me this whole thing was perhaps self-induced by this naming issue. I've heard the Firebird and Thunderbird names so much now that they are burned into my brain cells as being synonymous with a browser and mail client.
I used to think of the car, but not anymore... now I think about a browser and a whole bunch of squabbling. <sigh>