feedback /voting

Wayne Mery (d531) vseerror at Lehigh.EDU
Mon Jul 23 13:48:30 UTC 2012

Of course, asking a user to disable an addon as a test is useful, just 
as suggesting safe mode as a test is useful.  We all do it.

But we don't tell users to continuously run safe mode, do we?  So, I 
wasn't suggesting disabling an addon was a bad thing. My comment was 
that "blanket advice" telling user to disable addon X without regard to 
whether it has a useful effect doesn't solve a problem. On the contrary, 
IMO it perpetuates a myth or rumor that X is bad, like a false cure in 
the medical field.  And in fact the last comment from one of the two 
reporters the problem is gone.

What would helpful, is to give effort to prove or disprove that the 
addon is causing a problem and permanently put the issue to rest, rather 
than say we can't use test pilot for surveys.  (which may or may not be 
a good thing, I don't know)

On 7/23/2012 8:44 AM, acelists at wrote:
> Well, disabling any addon that the user does not actively use can't hurt and is a general advice anywhere you look.
> ______________________________________________________________
>> Od: "Wayne Mery (d531)" <vseerror at>
>> Komu: <tb-planning at>
>> Dátum: 23.07.2012 14:39
>> Predmet: Re: feedback /voting
>> On 7/22/2012 4:45 PM, Eric Moore wrote:
>>> The consensus (and normal advice) in the MozillaZine forums is to
>>> uninstall TestPilot because it degrades performance.
>> I have doubts that blanket advice to disable TP is helpful or valid. In
>> the bug report I
>> count only two reporters (one each in mozillazine, getsatisfaction), and
>> problem is not reproduced by Gregg. Given millions of users and so few
>> reports I don't think we need fear that there are widespread problems
>> with Test Pilot.
>> But it would be good if users or people monitoring the forums update the
>> bug with other examples or contrary information so we get it sorted out.
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