MozillaZine Pseudo-Forums Open Thread

Thursday May 1st, 2003

While we're working on getting the MozillaZine Forums restarted, here's an open thread. Use it to discuss all the things you would normally discuss in the forums. You'll need to have a MozillaZine member account to post, which isn't the same thing as a forums username. Remember that while you can't include HTML in Talkback posts, you can insert links by typing the full URL (e.g. surrounded by whitespace (i.e. don't put any punctuation straight after the URL). The Talkback software will eat single linebreaks; use double linebreaks to start a new paragraph.

And because this is just like the forums, the answers to the most frequently asked questions are: a) Create a new profile; b) Tabbrowser Extensions; and c) Because the page author didn't use Web standards.

#1 usenet groups

by miken32

Thursday May 1st, 2003 12:06 PM

Rather than use this, are there any usenet groups devoted to Firebird? I've found plenty of netscape.public.* groups for Mozilla, but can't find anything that's Firebird specific.

#2 Re: usenet groups

by DMor

Thursday May 1st, 2003 12:11 PM

Does not seem so.

#13 Yes!

by volkris

Thursday May 1st, 2003 7:19 PM

If Mozillazine forums was really just a web interface to usenet groups people would have the option of going directly to the group without using the web interface. As in, if the bandwidth began to be a problem the web interface could be intentionally slowed or even turned off, and users would simply be automatically encouraged to go directly.

I think if I could access mozillazine stories plus forums through a newsgroup I'd hardly ever use the web interface again.

#15 Re: Yes!

by minh

Thursday May 1st, 2003 10:59 PM

Usenet is troll friendly. I prefer a well-modded forum over the convienence of using your own news client on usenet anyday. Besides, there are many features you can't find in usenet, furthermore, PHP bulletin board is an emerging technology an is always evolving.

*News - Forum is now back online.

#3 "here's an open thread"

by Xandrex

Thursday May 1st, 2003 12:23 PM

I must be completely dumb, where is that open thread ?

#11 that's a good one ;))

by warenhaus

Thursday May 1st, 2003 1:46 PM

"where is that open thread ?", hehe!

#4 you're soaking in it! (n/t)

by mozineAdmin

Thursday May 1st, 2003 12:25 PM


#5 Missing the forums now.

by neva

Thursday May 1st, 2003 12:35 PM

Back when Asa was doing build reviews, the Mozillazine site was at least *useful* even without forums. Forums are terrific, sure, but the thing I've always used Mozillazine for most is seeing whether or not there's a recent nightly worth upgrading to. (I.e., to get nifty new features without completely hosing my system.) When those went away, at least you could use the forum to find that out.

So sans forums, sans build reviews... now we've got a host of news stories unlikely to be of interest to the average person, and not much else. Which is really sad. I hope the forums come back again soon.

#9 Re: Missing the forums now.

by Xandrex

Thursday May 1st, 2003 1:07 PM

neva said : >Back when Asa was doing build reviews, the Mozillazine site was at least *useful* even without forums.<

so, basically, you're saying : mozillazine = asa + forums ? :)

There are still news about what's going on around technologies !

#6 How about we use these temp forums..

by DMor

Thursday May 1st, 2003 12:41 PM

Not the best free hosting MBoards in the world, but should beat this unil they have sorted forums out.

#7 Another option:

by Prognathous

Thursday May 1st, 2003 12:57 PM

Most of the current discussions are in Hebrew, but you're all welcome to join in and use English as well :-)


#18 Re: Another option:

by BopBe

Friday May 2nd, 2003 4:33 PM

Hmm, i think need a mirror :)

#8 Forums are up?!?!?!

by cgonyea

Thursday May 1st, 2003 1:00 PM

Looks like the forums are back up, I just tried the link and it worked.

#10 seems there is not too much inter-communication

by warenhaus

Thursday May 1st, 2003 1:45 PM

on mozillazine...

#14 Re: seems there is not too much inter-communicatio

by kerz

Thursday May 1st, 2003 10:48 PM

Uh, whatever you say champ.

#16 i meant

by warenhaus

Friday May 2nd, 2003 1:35 AM

i meant, while this thread is a good idea, posting it the day the forums are re-opened makes it rather useless.

#12 Finally working?

by tseelee

Thursday May 1st, 2003 2:06 PM

I always had trouble posting msgs to the old forum, so hope this works better.

#17 please

by morg

Friday May 2nd, 2003 10:18 AM

Please, this has to be fixed.