Response to Paul Boag And Others That Disagree With IE6Update

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about 5 years ago, Orlando, FL, USA
__batasrki

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.

__batasrki about 5 years ago

t1mmyb

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.

t1mmyb about 5 years ago

Done21

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

Done21 about 5 years ago

Done21

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

Done21 about 5 years ago

t1mmyb

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

t1mmyb about 5 years ago

Done21

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/

Done21 about 5 years ago