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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Shake Up Shake Down

Wow, there has been a bit of a shake up in the Persona division of Mozilla. You may not be aware but the designs are reviewed by volunteer designers. There have been two designers that have been manipulating the system since at least March and maybe longer. They decided they wanted their designs to be on the Recently Added page so they would have at least 12 or more hours to get top billing. They are good designers and very popular, but now people are wondering if all their popularity is because of the manipulation they have been doing. 

It was brought to my attention at the beginning of this month so I started checking into it. Low and behold, every day these two designers, Lisa and Sassy would have 3 of each of theirs at the top of the AMO page. It became obvious after a few days of checking. I don't take the time to do this usually because I am busy with designing and just life itself. 

It was reported to the person that is the head of the Persona division and the girls got a slap on the wrist but that was it. The Administrator failed to  do anything more than tell them not to review each others designs as they had been doing in the past. Many designers were very disturbed by the lack of punishment, if you want to call it that, even after given absolute proof in screen shots and a spreadsheet of statistics for an entire months submissions.

This has been so unfair to beginning designers because it takes a long time to get a design recognized and become used by enough users to get in the Up and Coming List. I am sure many got discouraged and just quit designing. You work hours on some designs and then have it just sit at the bottom of the pile is discouraging.

To make a long story short, I am thinking about quitting designing for Mozilla because of their lack of supervision over the Administrators.  I have a lot of designs finished so will continue to submit what I have done but I will have to wait and see how the move from getpersonas to the Add On Mozilla (AM0) site works out.

I love making wallpapers and will continue doing that for sure. So we shall wait and see what happens.

I know for a fact that one designer quit making Persona themes and actually switched her browser from Firefox to Google Chrome because of these two "girls"  playing fast and loose with the system.

Sometimes life is fair and other times it stinks. Needless to say we were all disappointed in Mozilla's reaction or should I say non action.

Till next time


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