This sub is so toxic. Things I don't like on this sub:
1) People using antiquated versions and asking for support.
Do you want to rung FF v56? Fine! Use it, don't ask for help here. You are butt naked on the web with v56. It has a shitload of security holes. Mozilla does not have the people to fix issues on that version.
Use a fork! There are quite a few forks made by people that don't like FF v57+ Use them, ask for help on their forums/subs! Ranting here that you are using a really old build and Mozilla is mean to YOU is really depressing us.
2) Complaining about decisions made by Mozilla a few years back.
a) addon signing - remember the new tab hijackers? remember the search engine hijackers? 3 rows of toolbars on your parent's computers? They are gone now due to addon signing. You could have complained then, but Mozilla did not change anything so get over it! Use a fork!
You should complain about the fact that the addon signing did not work recently. Software has bugs! Shocking! It was bad. I'm pretty sure I would have done the exact same bug as the Firefox devs. I purchased certificates, I worked a lot with them but I never saw an intermediary cert that expires before the certificate it signed. You don't usually get a cert, you get a cert chain and the leaf cert (the one you are using) will be the first one to expire. Please don't act like a cert guru that tells the Firefox devs what should they have done. Pretty sure ALL of the Firefox devs know that by know. It's bad that this happened, but I doubt that anybody on this sub could have prevented it.
b) using studies to ship features - Firefox will use studies! Get over it! Use a fork that does not use studies! You cannot innovate without studies! This month Mozilla will ship WebRender to stable users! You cannot do that without studies! They shipped TLS 1.3 and A LOT of features like that. If you don't want to help Mozilla innovate, that is ok! Disable studies! But when a hotfix is shipped like that, I guess you can enable studies to get the fix and then disable them back. It's not hard. Orr..... drum rolls..... USE A FORK! Use a fork that does not take part in standards committees, does not try to push the web forward. Brave, Vivaldi and other Chrome forks benefit from Google's data collection. They do not innovate on the web stuff, just nice UI on top of Google's spyware. Use that! Just don't spread hate here for a decision that was taken a long time ago.
c) XUL - XUL is dead! get over it!
d) Pocket - you cannot finance the open web with donations. Mozilla is partnering up with various companies to try to get non-Google financing. They are working on expading their services with VPN, scroll, lockbox. Some of them will get revenue, some will not. If you don't care about the open web, switch to another browser. Firefox is the only one that cares about the open web and having some built features that create revenue in an ethical way is the best solution Mozilla found to sustain itself.
e) Cliqz - I see this over and over in the comments. Please get over this. Mozilla decides what search engine gets preinstalled. It is their main revenue source and they want to divesify that. It used to be Google, they switched to Yahoo and then back to Google. You can change that if you want to! They tried out Cliqz which is more privacy friendly than both Google and Yahoo, it is owned by Mozilla partially and it is registered in a country with the toughest privacy laws. Everybody on this sub went CRAZY! Mozilla backed down. They listened to people! Complain when the issue is hot, but not years after some decision was made!
3) Users that somehow magically know how to build Firefox more than the Firefox developers
If you are not a browser developer, please do not offer advice to the developers. You can say "I have this problem, please fix it!" but not "I want you to implement this in order to fix my problem!".
4) Divorce letters
Please switch to another browser and leave us alone. "Goodbye Firefox! I will leave you forever!" never helps! Ask for help! Complain about issues once you are using Firefox but when you leave, we don't care! Have fun with whatever browser you think it's better. I wish you all the best in your new choice! Throwing shit at a browser you have been using for years is not helping anybody!
Please try not to be negative!
Complain about things that can be changed, not about old issues or things that are set in stone.
Use the options that Mozilla offers you like disabling/enabling/configuring your install as you wish.
If disabling does not work, use a fork and ask for help there, not here.
If you got sick of Firefox-based browsers and the open web, use some other browser and ask for help on that sub, don't come here just to spread hate.
Do things that generally can have a positive outcome.