Hi everybody, Well, we all know that feeling when we try to approach the website http://some.url.here and fail because they require IE on a windows machine.
While the situation is slowly getting better (in some aspects), we are still far away from the wonderland we promised ourselves (yeah, once there will be 1000's of Linux users, once there will be an official organization, once the moon will be green). In these instances we usually complain when we hit a specific website where things do not work. This sometimes lead to better support, but sometimes not. The reason for failure is that we usually do not act as a group. Hence, I would like to suggest a "rant" meeting, where we will all sit down together, and at the same time send complaint letters to as many websites as possible (even those we are not users of). While it is easy to answer to 1 person complaining on lack of true support, 20 people, each writing their own letter arriving at the same time (give or take), is something which is harder to discard. Before the meeting we will collect the offending websites, and in the meeting, each of us will send a polite email (with emphasis on "polite") to the webmasters of all the websites (even if you are not a client, mention that you cannot become a client until they have support for your browser). Besides a hope for a better tomorrow for us and our children ;) we will also increase our exposure, maybe shift things in the right direction, and of course, have a wonderful time ranting on all the nasty webmasters who insist that IE is the only solution. Any takers? (btw, this is a meeting which we can also hold electronically, so those of us who cannot attend physically, can attend through chats, IMs, and such), -- Orr Dunkelman, orr.dunkel...@gmail.com GPG fingerprint: C2D5 C6D6 9A24 9A95 C5B3 2023 6CAB 4A7C B73F D0AA (This key will never sign Emails, only other PGP keys. The key corresponds to o...@vipe.technion.ac.il) _______________________________________________ Haifux mailing list Haifux@haifux.org http://hamakor.org.il/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/haifux