Favourite Book of Mozilla Verse Not Actually From The Book of Mozilla

Tuesday November 25th, 2003

In our last poll, we asked you to name your favourite verse of The Book of Mozilla, choosing from the selection that have been displayed when typing about:mozilla into the various Netscape and Mozilla versions over the years. 1,731 people responded, with 11% favouring the original The Book of Mozilla, 12:10, 18% going for The Book of Mozilla, 3:31 (Red Letter Edition) and 34% backing the latest The Book of Mozilla, 7:15. The highest proportion of you, 35%, opted for "Mozilla Rules!", the simple words that about:mozilla triggered in really old versions of Netscape (such as the 1994 vintage Netscape Navigator 1.0) before The Book of Mozilla Easter egg was even put in to the browser.

The new Mozilla website went live recently, the first major update since the project's launch in 1998. In our new poll, we want you to rate the new site on a traditional 1 to 10 scale (1 being the worst and 10 being the best). There's nothing more to it, so get voting and see how the site's ratings stack up so far.

#1 I am not impressed

by erickleung

Tuesday November 25th, 2003 9:15 PM

I am not impressed with the way how it was presented.

But I wish to see it in a more professional way that the authors might already considered of the feeling of mozilla users from different culture, belief etc.

As the verses in 'The Book' = bible? is everlasting. Would then the Mozilla Verses be maintained for ever?

Think about a VERSE is imprefect and is not free of debugs. then I think this illustration is not funny at all.

I would love to see this creative voting only when the votes are only open for some members only.

#2 mozilla rules?

by mlefevre

Wednesday November 26th, 2003 4:00 AM

I rather suspect that most people voting for "Mozilla Rules!" were just agreeing with the sentiment and probably weren't even aware that it was the original Netscape easter egg.

#10 Re: mozilla rules?

by wgianopoulos

Thursday November 27th, 2003 4:14 AM

I think most people thought it was listed in the choices as a joke, and voted for it becuase they thought it would be funny if it actually won.

#11 Re: Re: mozilla rules?

by mlefevre

Thursday November 27th, 2003 4:30 AM

Indeed. The article sounds surprised that something that wasn't even a proper answer to the question came top.

As the expression goes: ask a stupid question...

#3 English spelling...?

by Kovu

Wednesday November 26th, 2003 10:24 AM

Not that it matters, really, nor does it bother me, but I notice it. I'd just drop the extra "u"s and change the "s"s to "z"s where appropriate to avoid distracting people.

#4 Re: English spelling...?

by Sinuhe

Wednesday November 26th, 2003 11:28 AM

Um, why in the world should anyone be distracted by proper spelling? Alex Bishop, who authors MozillaZine news, is British, hence British spelling. Why would you fancy American-style writing anyway?

Although it is somewhat queer that the word instalments should be written installments, which is how Americans write it, in a previous news entry ...

#6 Re: English spelling...?

by Waldo_2

Wednesday November 26th, 2003 1:28 PM

Not English spelling, but American...(en-US to be precise)

There are a lot more of them (non-Americans) than there are of us (Americans), so it makes sense. Do we get all upset about Canadian coloured cheques just because they aren't our favourites? I personally don't like the extra u, but it does allow a bunch more words in Scrabble ;-) (see my user profile).

#8 Re: Re: English spelling...?

by czarandy

Wednesday November 26th, 2003 10:59 PM

There are significantly more people in the US than in the UK, or even in the entire Commonwealth (although not all other countries use the British spellings, e.g. NZ/Australia).

#9 Re: English spelling...?

by Sinuhe

Thursday November 27th, 2003 3:24 AM

Both Australia and New Zealand use British spelling, at least for the most part, and peculiarly so in the Government and in schools.

It is British English that is taught in schools throughout Europe as well, so most people are more familiar with -u- and -s- spellings I should think.

Either way, does it really matter? Seldom will you hear the British complaining because a website is written in American English; why should it be any different in this instance, different only insomuch that the roles are reverse?

#12 Re: Re: Re: English spelling...?

by AlexBishop

Thursday November 27th, 2003 5:25 PM

"There are significantly more people in the US than in the UK, or even in the entire Commonwealth"

At what point did the population of the USA exceed 1.7 billion?


#13 I'll probably strike out, but....

by FrodoB

Friday November 28th, 2003 7:07 AM

(As much as I hate to bring politics on to the board, this is just too tempting a curveball....)

When we decided to annex a good portion of the world in the name of "democracy."

#14 Re: English spelling...?

by raizor

Friday November 28th, 2003 10:40 AM

Not that it matters, really, nor does it bother me

I have to ask, if it doesn't bother you why bring it up?

I really wish people would stop griping when other people use different, though equally valid, spellings for words. If someone prefers to use one common spelling over another, so what?

Personally, as someone who grew up in the US and Australia and now lives in Britain, I prefer and use a mix of the two (colour instead of color but program instead of programme for example) and I couldn't care less which spellings other people use.

#5 First Major Update?

by ecarlson

Wednesday November 26th, 2003 11:32 AM

Isn't this the second major update this year? Wasn't the site updated when AOL got rid of Netscape? I liked that version a lot better than the dumbed down current version.

- Eric,

#7 Re: First Major Update?

by Waldo_2

Wednesday November 26th, 2003 1:29 PM

I think they mean site-wide update. The other change was just a front page change.