by psyburr, 4 months ago
Rated 1 out of 5
users take issue with this addon because of its author. this otherwise forgotten addon receives the endorsement by Mozilla Firefox, but why? if it was simply written by a lone web-dev in their free time then why is it not acceptable for that dev to publish themselves? instead, this addon is published by the team responsible for the web browser we are using itself, and if that is not the case then it ought not be published by Mozilla Firefox.
- by Firefox user 17318200, 4 months agoRated 5 out of 5Add-on works as described. I'm enjoying the reviews written by people making thinly-veiled excuses as to why it's Actually Bad because they don't want to admit they enjoy the harassment of people other than themselves online, including totally original hits like:
- "waste of resources" (word replacers can be made in an afternoon by one experienced dev in their free time)
- "lolol imagine being incapable of handling a word, you should turn off the computer" (yet reviewer is incapable of handling letting a functional add-on exist without complaining despite there being plenty of other word replacers they don't care about, hmm - almost like they don't realize people are sick of seeing insults everywhere, so they have to frame it as a weakness/pull argumentum ad iram and call people "oFfEnDeD!11!" or whatever)
- "hurrdurr political virtue signaling it's a sign that Mozilla is going to die!" ("every cause/idea I don't like is virtue signaling so anyone who does it will go away soon because wishful thinking")
- "you can't shut everyone up" (when the add-on never claims to do this and isn't about this in the first place, as it's client-side and not server-side so it isn't silencing anyone...)
- single one-star review with no comment, i.e. "this is bad but I won't say why because I never even tried it and am bothered by its existence"
Not denying that companies can do more to attack the root of this issue, but I get the feeling that's not what these comments are really about.
- by Firefox user 17316520, 4 months agoRated 3 out of 5Can't believe I only now discovered this! Great idea, but I wish you had the option to censor more than just derogatory words, like other swear words too.
- by Sergio, 4 months agoRated 5 out of 5I don't know why I haven't discovered this extension before... ahh yes, I know. And it's just that, it's not in other browsers. I don't know why nobody else thought of developing such an extension in other browsers. It is most useful, as someone who has been cyberbullied many times, I am grateful to have found this extension because I will surely be cyberbullied more in the future (I don't know, I'm a target for bullies) but thanks to this I won't read their insults.
- by Firefox user 17296012, 4 months agoRated 2 out of 5This extension fails to accomplish its objective by excluding trans slurs which unfortunately gives off the impression that the developers are as closed-minded as those who perpetuate the hate this extension is designed to mitigate.
Mozilla should sponsor better than this half-measure.
This add-on is much more inclusive and more importantly, susbstantial.