Firefox Marketing Project, Week 2

Thursday July 15th, 2004

Blake Ross writes: "Many thanks to everyone who participated in our first marketing project. As I write this, 1369 people have given Firefox a 96% approval rating, and 1220 people have rated it straight fives across the board. Firefox is now on the most popular list, above other heavyweights like MSN Messenger, AIM, and Winamp. This was an amazing launch to our 'ten weeks, ten ideas, ten million downloads' community marketing campaign.

"For our second initiative, we're stepping it up a bit and asking you to help us manage the enormous volume of press coverage that our products enjoy daily. We're seeking to mobilize a team of determined individuals that can manage itself in identifying three types of press coverage — factually inaccurate stories, stories that don't mention Firefox or Thunderbird but should, and stories that are factually correct and balanced — and respond to them accordingly. A new mailing list will be used to coordinate daily activity; the team will be determined, focused, easily mobilized and not prone to the sort of long and aimless discussions that plague other lists. The Foundation's in-house press relations team will continue to handle the 'tier 1', most prominent stories, but for everything else we need your help. More information about the initiative and how you can help is available at my blog."

#52 Re: Re: Re: BugMeNot Account Disabled

by mlefevre

Monday July 19th, 2004 6:29 AM

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If you don't validate something (i.e. the poster is anonymous to you as well as everyone else), then there's no way of preventing spam and other abuse - all you can do is moderate it to remove the bad stuff, either before or after it appears on the page.

I don't see a need for it - it's possible to be anonymous from readers if you just use a handle instead of a real name. If you don't require people to make some kind of effort in order to post, then the quality of the post (whether it's actually spam or just rubbish) will reflect that, and it'll be the reader that has to make the effort to sort out what's worth looking at.