hating on netscape, those were the days

OK, who took their eye off the ball and let Matt post in the forums? You know he only ends up antagonising people.

Did anyone else look at the ‘acquisition’ of blo.gs and think of our old friend BrowseHappy, i.e. third party finds itself with domain it can’t be bothered to maintain and offloads it onto Matt so he can put backlinks on it? True, it’s only a PR6 at the moment — the site is so neglected it’s dissing Netscape 4 rather than IE — but that’s easily taken care of.

eta: turns out the stats issues were down to a code overhaul of which Matt was obviously unaware. Not in itself a problem — nobody expects him to be heavily involved in the day-to-day running of this place nowadays, any more than they expect him to read wp-hackers or write his own blog posts. The trouble is, when you post as staff that gives your answers the appearance of being authoritative, even when you have no more idea what’s going on than the average volunteer. I think that’s one reason why support staff prefer not to post on the forums if it can be avoided.

2 Comments »

  1. Ben M said

    Considering that the last news announcement prior to Automattic’s was nearly 4 years ago, I’m not surprised the Netscape 4 comment is still there. I was hoping you would make a comment about this worthwhile addition to the Automattic family.

  2. I wonder how long your trackback on Toni’s site will last.

    Matt talked about Yahoo blocking pingomatic pings way back in 2004. I wonder if this is something he’s been planning since then. (ie getting revenge)

    By my math, it took nearly 17 hours from Matt’s post until Mark’s follow up. Guess it wasn’t that important.

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