Linked by Kroc Camen on Sun 16th Jan 2011 13:52 UTC
Mozilla & Gecko clones A mini-tempest has been raging across the web with anger at Mozilla for removing the RSS icon from the Firefox 4 toolbar by default (and moving it to the bookmarks menu). This has been going on for a couple of weeks now, and I had avoided writing about it on OSNews since the recent furore is often cited to have begun around a personal blog post I wrote, but now things have come to an impasse: "No matter how loudly you shout, what you see in the beta with regard to the feed auto-discovery button is what will ship in Firefox 4". When Mozilla can say they are open to input, but refuse to change in the face of near universal disagreement, we all lose, not just me.
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by spikeb on Mon 17th Jan 2011 01:17 UTC
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Design is about feedback, yes, but not in the way you think. It is about what works better for the user, not what makes them happy initially. Users always hate change. Bitching is not constructive feedback and is thus ignored.

Edited 2011-01-17 01:19 UTC

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