Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Aug 2009 16:23 UTC, submitted by Moulinneuf
Mozilla & Gecko clones Remember the very detailed proposal Microsoft submitted to the European Commission not too long ago about the browser ballot? This was quite the detailed proposal, covering just about every possible aspect of such a ballot screen. Responses were positive from within the EC, but now it seems that according to the Mozilla Foundation, the proposal is not good enough.
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Awww, you hurt my feelings.
by MollyC on Thu 20th Aug 2009 01:31 UTC in reply to "RE: Not Legitimate"
MollyC
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Let me get this straight: I have extreme and obvious bias, but you're totally objective, right? LOL



And, honestly, I am seriously beginning to wonder who pulls your puppet strings, Molly. And I don't say that lightly.


OK, let me deal with your personal attack against me, which takes the form of the above insulting innuendo (someone's "pulling my puppet strings"? Are you serious?):
I don't have any "puppet strings", let alone a puppet master that's pulling them. And if you think about it, why would someone "pull my puppet strings" to post anything whatsoever to this site?

sbergman, we've usually been on opposing sides, but I recall when we could do that in a friendly manner. But you've recently developed a personal grudge against me (as evidenced by your dumping me from your friends list, which I just noticed today) which is clouding your judgement and causing you make baseless personal attacks. Maybe you need to "take a stress pill and think things over" (to quote HAL, from 2001). And realize that just because I disagree with you, and consider Opera's and now (sadly) Mozilla's complaints to be whining, and I question the EC's procedures when arriving at their dictates, does not mean that someone is "pulling my puppet strings", paying me to post here (if that's what your insulting comment was meant to imply) or anything else. I come to this site on my own accord, nobody else's. I visit this site when I want to, not at someone's behest. I post what I want, not what anyone tells me to.

I'm disappointed that you've thrown your lot in with the "You're an astroturfer!!" crowd. Such was once beneath you. Maybe you're just having a bad day.

As for the substance of your post, I was going to address it, but since you've decided (at least for the nonce) that questioning my integrity is a valid debate tactic, I won't waste my time. (Not that it matters at all. Winning or losing debates on this site doesn't matter at all in the real world (which is why the notion of "puppet masters" and "puppet strings" is so ridiculous). Know that.)

Well, I can't resist. ;) You say including Trident is "wrong". Why? That's part of the Windows API. Both COM and .NET apis. 3rd party apps rely on that. Just like third party apps rely on DirectX, GDI, the Clipboard API, etc. Just like Mac apps rely on WebKit or QuickTime API. So now including API libraries is "wrong"? When does it stop? Where does it end?

I'll close with this:
Despite your insult, I still like you and respect your posts (except the above one). Cheers!

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