New Reporter Tool

Robert Accettura writes:
We need some feedback from you on a new webtool. I've been working with Asa on a new webtool to help some of the problems faced by the evangelism effort. The tool uses a Firefox extension to allow users to submit sites that block Firefox, misrender, mangle, bust, destroy, or otherwise molest Gecko in some way/shape/form. Most of the data collected is automated (all but problem description category, and a free comment area), and it's completely guided. This forces users to submit valid clean useful data, with minimal effort.
Test the webtool
Install the extension
After installing the extension a menuitem called "Report Broken Website" appears under Help.

Screenshots here:

December 09, 2004 07:58 AM | Posted in Mozilla


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Your copy-paste job for the three screenshot links was left, er, somewhat uncompleted. ;-)

Site icon Comment by Jeff Walden at December 9, 2004 09:19 AM | Permalink

You copied the same url for all screen shots.


Site icon Comment by KDS at December 9, 2004 09:21 AM | Permalink

Just a thought.. I installed the extension and wanting to see what it look liked clicked report broken website whilst on

Before I knew it I'd filed a report. Perhaps there should be a record of whether or not a report is a user's first report or not.. it might be a useful way of filtering out some noise later on.

Comment by Tom at December 9, 2004 09:51 AM | Permalink

Robert Accettura has been working on a "broken website" tool to allow people to easily file reports of broken websites without over-burdening Bugzilla. Henrik Gemal posted some screenshots of the Firefox extension in action, and the web query interface...

Site icon TrackBack from Mozilla Report UI Feedback at December 9, 2004 11:04 AM | Permalink

Keep in mind this is still in development (in fact the version on my laptop is slightly more refined to look like Ben's mockups).

Should not be used to consider real data, as it's just garbage data, use at your own risk, and all that disclaimer stuff.

I might do a small update at some point in the next few days, and a larger update in about a week.

Site icon Comment by Robert Accettura at December 9, 2004 01:48 PM | Permalink

Ben's mockup is smearing the good name of ;) Their site, including the dropdowns, works fine in Firefox. :)

Comment by michaell at December 9, 2004 02:54 PM | Permalink

המממ.. אולי פעם אצליח להפוך את המדור הזה לשבועי באמת... בכל מקרה, הפעם הקישורים עוסקים במוצרים מבית מוזילה- דפדפני גקו (מוזילה, מוזילה פיירפו...

Site icon TrackBack from קריאת סופשבוע- מוזילה (וגקו) ברשת at December 10, 2004 05:47 PM | Permalink

I'm testing this right far, so good!!

Be well.....



Comment by Mike Dallos at December 15, 2004 08:35 PM | Permalink

I'm trying to install the extension, and getting a 403 error.

Comment by p_s at December 25, 2004 04:12 AM | Permalink

I have just tried this out and twice fudged up what I was trying to do.

I wanted to put a couple of blank lines in the text box, to continue what I was saying in a separate paragraph, but instead the CR went to the 'next' button and the report got sent half-written.

Slightly irritating

Comment by Bob Harvey at January 22, 2005 03:13 AM | Permalink

Further to my other remarks, this is a wonderful initiative. I made exactly this suggestion to Opera two years ago, and got a very luke-warm response.

Comment by Bob Harvey at January 22, 2005 03:17 AM | Permalink

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