One Thousand Reviews of Firefox

Thursday July 8th, 2004

Blake Ross and Asa Dotzler today kicked off a new community marketing program called One thousand reviews of Firefox. The hope is to have 1000 reviews of Firefox posted on's Firefox page. They encourage people to first vote honestly, then encourage their friends to also do so. Read more about the program on Asa's and Blake's weblogs.

#14 Credibility of posts

by sorange

Friday July 9th, 2004 12:46 PM

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I have been using Mozilla, Firefox, and Thunderbird for all of one day now, and I'm dead impressed. I downloaded on the basis of CNET's editorial review of IE Alternatives. However, I also checked the user reviews, both positive and negative and found myself agreeing with one of the comments made in the negative column - that the number of reviews, so close to each other in date and time, looked "fishy". As I read further I could see the positive reviews were different from each other, but I did find their proximity to each other suspicious.

Just some feedback FWIW. I will be telling friends etc. about my impressions with using the software, and let them know Moz & Co. have some great alternatives out there. Yesterday I downloaded 10 "critical" updates on the Windows Update site, some to do with IE, and that was after doing a thorough set of downloads just 3 weeks ago. Enough is enough!