Response to Paul Boag And Others That Disagree With IE6Update

over 7 years ago, Orlando, FL, USA

__batasrki

__batasrki - over 7 years ago

Honestly, dude, I understand your position, but this IS taking it a bit far. A big bold message at the top of the page on every page is enough.

People have been trained to react to that pop-down bar that you've emulated and when they find out it's not from Microsoft, they'll be mighty pissed. They won't be pissed at you, but at the people owning the website. You're creating negative reactions and most non-techy users I know will respond negatively, probably using the words "Fuck you" somewhere in there. Seriously.

t1mmyb

t1mmyb - over 7 years ago

And you're entitled to your opinion. It's just that plenty of people will think it's a good idea when it's not.

By all means display a message. Just don't make it look like a system message. That's the same tactics that scummy spammers and malware pedlars use.

Done21

Done21 - over 7 years ago

At the request of @annybs there is now a transcript of this AudioBoo available here:
http://pastie.org/452240

Done21

Done21 - over 7 years ago

That's our opinion t1mmyb, sorry to hear you don't like it. :D

t1mmyb

t1mmyb - over 7 years ago

So because MS have used dubious tactics it's OK for you to use similarly dubious tactics too? Unbelievable. You're so, so wrong.

Done21

Done21 - over 7 years ago

I mentioned that Microsoft uses subversive tactics to advertise their browser, but didn't really elaborate. Visit our blog to see pictures of what I'm talking about:
http://almost.done21.com/2009/04/announcing-ie6-update-help-kill-internet-explorer-6/