Flash Petition (Was Re: FreeBSD as a Desktop Article)

Frank Laszlo laszlof at vonostingroup.com
Wed Jan 11 06:18:09 PST 2006

Tim Greening-Jackson wrote:
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-freebsd-advocacy at freebsd.org [mailto:owner-freebsd-
>> advocacy at freebsd.org] On Behalf Of Andrew L. Gould
>> Sent: 09 January 2006 14:12
>> To: Nikolas Britton
>> Cc: freebsd-advocacy at freebsd.org; speedydemon at shadowdev.org; bor; Frank
>> Laszlo; Kövesdán Gá@FreeBSD.ORG
>> Subject: Re: Flash Petition (Was Re: FreeBSD as a Desktop Article)
>> How about a campaign where every time a FreeBSD user comes across a
>> Flash website, he/she sends the webmaster an email stating that we
>> can't see their content because Flash is not available for FreeBSD?  I
>> wonder if we could generate a noticeable volume.
> Well, I suppose if you wanted to be super-sneaky/smart, it's fairly easy to
> write a web-crawler that would recurse its way through the whole interweb
> thing noting those sites with flash and then automatically mailing the
> webmaster. You could do it in about 10 lines of Python (note I am NOT
> offering to do this - it's merely a suggestion).

Kinda like those crawlers that find broken links on you site and mail
you offering to fix them.. I hate getting those and usually discard them
as spam. I imagine the same would be true for your idea.

Frank Laszlo
System Administrator
The VonOstin Group
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