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Mozilla registers swell of negative feedback following Eich ouster
The Daily Caller ^ | 4-5-2014 | Chuck Ross

Posted on 04/05/2014 5:51:20 PM PDT by servo1969

Mozilla, the company that operates the web browser Firefox, experienced its highest level of negative customer feedback the day after its embattled co-founder Brendan Eich resigned as CEO after gay rights activists objected to his appointment.

On Thursday, Mozilla forced Eich to resign just two weeks after hiring him. At issue was a $1,000 donation Eich gave in 2008 in support of California’s Proposition 8, a successful ballot initiative which banned gay marriage.

The decision to remove the man who invented the web scripting language JavaScipt did not sit well with many customers — many of them pelted Mozilla’s website with a surge of negative feedback.

On Friday, 94 percent of the sentiments registered on the site were “sad,” while six percent were “happy.” That translates to about 7,000 negative responses, compared to nearly 500 positive responses.

“Your abject and pathetic condemnation of an individual’s right to hold and support their own view on the world is simply unbelievable,” read one user’s feedback at the Mozilla site.

Eich’s hiring last month generated outrage from Mozilla contributors, called Mozillians, over Eich’s past support of Prop 8, which passed in California with 52 percent of the vote.

Outsiders protested Eich’s hiring as well, and likely served as the tipping point for his removal.

The matchmaking website OkCupid posted a letter which greeted Firefox users informing them about Eich’s political contribution. It urged them to find another web browser to search for dates.

Many conservatives expressed their outrage over the forced resignation. Talk radio titan Rush Limbaugh tackled the topic on his show on Friday. Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer called for a “counter-boycott” of the tech company. And many conservative Twitter users urged other conservatives to remove Firefox from their computers under the hashtag #UninstallFirefox.

Mozilla declined to respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Computers/Internet; Society
KEYWORDS: brendaneich; california; eich; firefox; gay; gaystapo; homosexualagenda; lavendermafia; lofan; mozilla; poeticjustice; prop8; tyranny
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That sounds about right. Only 6% of America seriously wants gays to get their way at all times. These 6% of people are the noise makers and fanatics who use money and networking and crowd sourcing to get their way. They make it seem as if they are a huge faction when in reality it's just a few fanatics with their fingers on all the right buttons.
1 posted on 04/05/2014 5:51:20 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Call Mozell and ask for tech support to uninstall Firefox.


2 posted on 04/05/2014 5:54:13 PM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: servo1969

Homos getting their way is a small part of the issue. The overwhelming issue, IMO, is that we are allowing opinions and beliefs to be stifled without repercussion.


3 posted on 04/05/2014 5:54:34 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: servo1969
Laws made by common consent must not be trampled on by individuals.

George Washington.
4 posted on 04/05/2014 5:56:30 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: FrdmLvr

Every time I have uninstalled Foxfire (for performance issues) I always got a response why I was uninstalling. Not this time. I think they know they screwed the pooch on this one.


5 posted on 04/05/2014 5:58:35 PM PDT by Second Amendment First
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To: FrdmLvr
Call Mozell and ask for tech support to uninstall Firefox.

Or ask them to point you to an add-on that removes Firefox and installs your choice of Opera/Chrome/IE,

6 posted on 04/05/2014 5:59:23 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: servo1969

A whole lot of “1984” in 2014.


7 posted on 04/05/2014 6:02:53 PM PDT by yarddog (Romans 8: verses 38 and 39. "For I am persuaded".)
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To: servo1969

As I have been saying; only one view point is tolerated by the left. Now if you have the “wrong” viewpoint you can’t even hold a job in the private sector.

Didn’t the Jews go through something like this in the mid/late ‘30s?


8 posted on 04/05/2014 6:03:03 PM PDT by logic101.net (How many more children must die on the altar of gun control?)
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To: FrdmLvr

That, and donate to your other favorite browser (Pale Moon, for example) and tell them why you’re donating your $$$ in support.


9 posted on 04/05/2014 6:05:41 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: logic101.net

People can protest and petition all they want - it is their right. The problem is people and institutions which cave to these petitioners regardless of the merit or maturity of their protestations.


10 posted on 04/05/2014 6:05:43 PM PDT by posterchild
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To: servo1969
Firefox Feedback
11 posted on 04/05/2014 6:07:21 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Second Amendment First

That’s interesting. I uninstalled FF on one computer and I was expecting that message also. Not this time. Hmm.


12 posted on 04/05/2014 6:11:08 PM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: servo1969

Perhaps we ought to call the Mozilla board a bunch of cowardly little Eich-manns.


13 posted on 04/05/2014 6:12:13 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: logic101.net

This is what this is starting to remind me of. It is a group-think mentality that is vilifying those that disagree with them to the point of being OK with their “enemies” having their livelihood taken away.

Astonishing - just because somebody believes marriage is between a man and a woman. It is an extremist position to think that somebody is a hateful, bigoted, human-rights oppressing “evil” person because they believe in traditional marriage...even more so if it goes so far as wanting people to be punished, it is tyranny...the same group think that has caused atrocities in history. I always wondered how people could go along with extremists (Nazis, etc.) - now I see it clearly.


14 posted on 04/05/2014 6:22:38 PM PDT by fuzzylogic (welfare state = sharing consequences of poor moral choices among everybody)
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To: servo1969

Why is the homofascist site OKCupid escaping attack? The fag owners of that site are the ones who started this entire sh*tstorm. Do any single FReepers use them? They should face a huge conservative boycott.


15 posted on 04/05/2014 6:25:25 PM PDT by montag813
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To: servo1969

Count me as a swell. I got rid of Mozilla a few minutes ago.


16 posted on 04/05/2014 6:26:56 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: fuzzylogic

“Astonishing - just because somebody believes marriage is between a man and a woman.’

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It’s not so much what he believes,it could be just about anything,but the fact you can lose a job because the powers-that-be don’t agree with you.

I find it frightening,especially since the MSM isn’t condemning this action.

.


17 posted on 04/05/2014 6:29:46 PM PDT by Mears
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To: logic101.net

Yes,they did; and apparently neither they nor any one else learned any thing from it.


18 posted on 04/05/2014 6:31:42 PM PDT by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: servo1969

Mozilla is dead.


19 posted on 04/05/2014 6:53:28 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: Second Amendment First
Every time I have uninstalled Foxfire (for performance issues) I always got a response why I was uninstalling. Not this time. I think they know they screwed the pooch on this one.

I thought the same thing.

20 posted on 04/05/2014 6:53:39 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Play the 'Knockout Game' with someone owning a 9mm and you get what you deserve)
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To: VRWC For Truth

I went to Opera, it works great. I will do my best to dissuade everyone I know from using any Mozilla products.


21 posted on 04/05/2014 7:09:44 PM PDT by RedForemanRules
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To: montag813

Because nobody uses that site anyways besides really fat chicks and disease ridden prostitutes. No reason to boycott something that is irrelevant, doubt anyone normal would ever frequent that place.


22 posted on 04/05/2014 7:10:17 PM PDT by RedForemanRules
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To: RedForemanRules
"nobody uses that site anyways besides really fat chicks and disease ridden prostitutes."

ROFL!!!

23 posted on 04/05/2014 7:12:01 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: servo1969

[Tech] Character-based web browsers
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3141232/posts

[Also info in thread about fast browsers loaded with features.]


24 posted on 04/05/2014 7:16:12 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: servo1969

WHy is nobody talking about going after Match.com and its companies?(Match owns Okcupid). I created a protest profile at Okcupid just for that purpose.


25 posted on 04/05/2014 7:20:21 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: servo1969

Mozilla stopped graphing the daily complaint volume.


26 posted on 04/05/2014 7:23:00 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Making good people helpless doesn't make bad people harmless.)
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To: aft_lizard

Personally, I don’t think match.com cares about fake profiles. I remember them getting busted for creating fake profiles just to get more users on their site.

I would instead donate time and money to their opposition.


27 posted on 04/05/2014 7:23:59 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: Enterprise

You are a swell. BTW, I’m going to need a car on the 10th. ; )


28 posted on 04/05/2014 7:24:54 PM PDT by Excellence (All your database are belong to us.)
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To: RandallFlagg

They don’t. However users do. They will get tired of reading profile after profile and Okcupid and Match(well match maybe, they are huge compared to Okcupid) will be forced to address it.


29 posted on 04/05/2014 7:28:07 PM PDT by aft_lizard
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To: Second Amendment First

I didn’t have it on my main laptop, so I am firing up an old xp development box to see if I have it so I can uninstall it. :-)


30 posted on 04/05/2014 7:30:37 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty or Big Government - you can't have both.)
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To: Raycpa

what is their number


31 posted on 04/05/2014 7:32:24 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Excellence

Thanks. Not sure I can help with a car though. :)


32 posted on 04/05/2014 7:40:02 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: servo1969
Lest it ever be forgotten:

In this current fascist faggot fiasco, as in every other national deviance of the past few decades, there is ONE enabler without which none of it would have been possible:



             

33 posted on 04/05/2014 7:42:18 PM PDT by tomkat (proud white Constitutionalist, with neither guilt nor apology)
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To: servo1969

Not good business to risk losing hundreds of millions of dollars over a small donation of 1,000 dollars. At least, not good business to logical people.


34 posted on 04/05/2014 7:55:34 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: servo1969

One of the 25,000 clever posts on the Mozilla complaint site said, “Do you have a separate drinking fountain out back for the politically incorrect?” LOL


35 posted on 04/05/2014 7:57:15 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: Albion Wilde

Too funny!!


36 posted on 04/05/2014 7:58:25 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: servo1969

Welcome to the Duck-fil-A Barrel, Homozilla.


37 posted on 04/05/2014 7:59:06 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("The commenters are plenty but the thinkers are few." -- Walid Shoebat)
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To: fuzzylogic

That is something that hasn’t yet been touched upon too much. But this whole incident (and several similar ones of late) are showing that America and its culture are at long last starting to become fertile soil for tyranny and the kind of resulting atrocities that have dotted much of history elsewhere.

Couple this with the sheer lawlessness that has become rampant with Obama/Holder, and the overall decay of the culture. I see the country lurching towards true dictatorship. The populace will enable it.


38 posted on 04/05/2014 8:20:27 PM PDT by greene66
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To: yarddog
A whole lot of “1984” in 2014.

That's basically what I told them in my feedback.

39 posted on 04/05/2014 8:44:54 PM PDT by alnick
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To: Vince Ferrer

Just used their feedback and gave the bastards an ear full. There will be no doubt that I’m pissed! I also deleted FF from my computer and will never use it again!


40 posted on 04/05/2014 9:23:42 PM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: JaguarXKE

Sweet!
Which browser did you decide on?


41 posted on 04/05/2014 9:26:54 PM PDT by RandallFlagg ("I said I never had much use for one. Never said I didn't know how to use it." --Quigley)
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To: greene66
I see the country lurching towards true dictatorship. The populace will enable it.

Possibly yes, but I would think they would need a major door to door gun grab first.

42 posted on 04/05/2014 9:32:14 PM PDT by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: familyop

I recently switched from Firefox, which I’ve liked and used for many years, to Pale Moon browser.

So far - so good.


43 posted on 04/05/2014 9:55:54 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan
"I recently switched from Firefox, which I’ve liked and used for many years, to Pale Moon browser.

So far - so good.
"

Another one to have a look at. Thanks!


44 posted on 04/05/2014 10:04:34 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Tainan

I actually just did that myself a while back — I was looking for a 64-bit browser and Pale Moon looked like the best choice.


45 posted on 04/06/2014 12:20:19 AM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: servo1969

You better believe gays were very powerful in ye olde Sodom and Gomorrah. Before it got destroyed for many reasons with perversions being featured


46 posted on 04/06/2014 12:28:39 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: OneWingedShark

64-bit browser and Pale Moon>>>>>>

I tried 64 bit WaterFox. It chewed up too much memory going by what I saw in task manager. So I went back to Firefox. Or is it called FireFag these days?


47 posted on 04/06/2014 12:31:06 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw
firefag; that's good..
cuts to yhe quick.

48 posted on 04/06/2014 12:36:20 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: RandallFlagg

I’m just back to using Safari (I have a iMac). I also have Opera installed but have not really tried it out much.


49 posted on 04/06/2014 1:21:59 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: OneWingedShark; familyop

Upfront I’ll tell ya’s, I liked Firefox. I had it kitted out with all the right (for me) add-ons and stuff.

What it looks like is that all of those additional things integrate pretty seamless into the Pale Moon browser.

Kinds weird, but in a good way.


50 posted on 04/06/2014 2:32:56 AM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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