Huge Majority of MozillaZine's Readers Visit for the News

Monday September 15th, 2003

As part of our fifth anniversary celebrations, we asked you what your main reason is for visiting MozillaZine. 1,579 people responded with a massive 75% saying that they visit to get information about Mozilla releases and other important project news. Meanwhile, 6% of you come to the site to keep up with third-party projects and other less mainstream aspects of Mozilla development. People looking for links to Mozilla-related media articles or other pages about Mozilla make up 4% of our readership. Given the activity in the MozillaZine Forums, we were surprised that just 3% of you said your number one reason for visiting is to take part in Mozilla discussions. Finally, only 1% of MozillaZine's visitors come primarily to read the MozillaZine Weblogs and a rather high 8% of you just want to vote in useless polls.

Obviously, we value that 8% very highly, so here's another poll for you to enjoy. We want you to tell us which forthcoming Mozilla release you are looking forward to the most. Maybe you're eagerly anticipating the Mozilla 1.4.1 update. Perhaps you're holding out for the more major changes in Mozilla 1.5. Can you not wait to get your hands on Mozilla Firebird 0.7 or Mozilla Thunderbird 0.3? Or maybe you pine for an update to the Camino browser for Mac OS X. Tell us which release you're itching for the most and check the latest results to see which version everyone else is waiting for.

#20 Re: Useless theory about a useless poll

by mlefevre

Wednesday September 17th, 2003 4:58 AM

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Any such poll is going to be pretty useless from a statistical point of view. that's the nature of web polls. For a poll to be worthwhile, you have to know the group you are trying to poll, and who within that group is responding.

But it's not supposed to be a scientific poll, it's just a web poll - the discussion of the poll and its results are worthwhile even if the figures don't say much.