MozillaZine Update

Monday May 3rd, 2004

We thought we'd give you a brief update on a couple things here at the site. First, we're proud to announce that the forums, which are roughly a year and a half old, have now reached 40,000 members, and over 500,000 posts. They have become the main venue for users and developers alike, and have also become one of the more valuable support resources in the community. As part of our effort to help with Mozilla support, we will be recruiting new support personnel to help us help others in the support forums.

Second, we have put together a new resource for folks to keep up to date on the front page news, an Atom feed, which will mirror what's available on the main site. The Atom feed is addition to our RSS and plain text feeds. This is the first time we have made the full articles available to folks via syndication and we hope it helps folks who read the site in various aggregators/news readers. (We recommend the Forumzilla extension for Thunderbird and Mozilla, or Newsmonster)

Finally, we have added some new folks to our growing list of hosted blogs. New bloggers include Brendan Eich and his roadmap updates, a new Firefox blog from Ben Goodger, plus blogs from Chris Hofmann, Mozilla Developement director, Marcia Knous, project manager and Gervase Markham, Bugzilla and licensing guru.

#5 Re: Main venue?

by mlefevre

Monday May 3rd, 2004 9:05 AM

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Well it depends which developers... Ben Goodger and Scott MacGregor use the forums (Scott more than Ben), and some developers of extensions and themes do also. Seamonkey, Gecko, and overall stuff, as you say, mostly happens elsewhere. In terms of users, there's more Mozilla (Seamonkey) support questions and discussion in the newsgroups than in the mozillazine Mozilla forums, which aren't very active.