What’s up with SUMO – 28th January

Hello, SUMO Nation!

Starting from this week, we’re moving things around a bit (to keep them fresh and give you more time to digest and reply. The Friday posts are moving to Thursday, and Fridays will be open for guest posts (including yours) – if you’re interested in writing a post for this blog, let me know in the comments.

Welcome, new contributors!

If you just joined us, don’t hesitate – come over and say “hi” in the forums!

Contributors of the week

We salute you!

Don’t forget that if you are new to SUMO and someone helped you get started in a nice way you can nominate them for the Buddy of the Month!

Most recent SUMO Community meeting

The next SUMO Community meeting…

  • is happening on Monday the 1st of February – join us!
  • Reminder: if you want to add a discussion topic to the upcoming meeting agenda:
    • Start a thread in the Community Forums, so that everyone in the community can see what will be discussed and voice their opinion here before Monday (this will make it easier to have an efficient meeting).
    • Please do so as soon as you can before the meeting, so that people have time to read, think, and reply (and also add it to the agenda).
    • If you can, please attend the meeting in person (or via IRC), so we can follow up on your discussion topic during the meeting with your feedback.




Support Forum

  • Today (was/is/will still be for a few hours) a SUMO Day, connected to the release week for Version 44. Keep answering those questions, heroes of the helpful web!

Knowledge Base



  • for Android
    • It’s the Firefox 44 Release Week! Forum talk about the release.
    • Draft release notes are here.
    • This is a staged rollout using Google Play, addressing the crash rate discussions
    • IMPORTANT: Android OS versions 3.0 – 3.2.6 (Honeycomb) won’t be supported in a future release of Firefox for Android; when this happens the app will not be visible on the Google Play Store for users of these OS versions. When we have a more definite time frame for this we will publish another post.
  • for iOS
    • 2.0 is still under wraps – thank you for your patience!

That’s it for today, dear SUMOnians! We still have Friday to enjoy, so see you around SUMO and not only… tomorrow!

3 comments on “What’s up with SUMO – 28th January”

  1. Heather wrote on

    Awesome post about SUMO and what’s going on. I would love to write a post for the blog.

  2. Grandma wrote on

    What have you done!

    You removed the “Ask me every time” option from the cookie settings, thus crippling the whole advanced cookie control in Firefox!

    You removed the back end also (“about:config”) so that I cannot use an extension either to patch this issue. This is a disaster!

    I have used Ask me every time option for a long time and there has not been a single failure or crash in my usage because of enabling this option.
    It was a beautifully working feature that you removed because there was doubt if anyone even uses the option, and because you believed that no one would want the kind of behavior the option enables.

    I have used the option for fine-grained control over the cookies that are offered from a particular site. This contributes to my privacy, by blocking unwanted cookies from being set.

    Before, I could enable – when needed – the Ask me every time option and on a page refresh Firefox would intuitively show me on a dialog box what domain wants to set what particular cookie. There was a checkbox to only ask once per domain and the choice (Block / Allow for Session / Allow) would be saved into the domain exception list.

    Now, I only have the option to manually enter a particular domain into the exceptions list: to either block, allow for session or allow cookies to be set from the domain, or by right-clicking on the page > View Page Info > Permissions > Set Cookies (uncheck “Use Default”) > select Allow, Allow for Session or Block.

    ## This does not give the ability to see in real time which cookies the website tries to offer, thus crippling the ability to effectively control wanted/unwanted cookies from being set! ##

    Because so many logins and secure actions rely on cookies, I cannot but temporarily enable all cookies at least once per new site, because after removing the Ask me every time feature I cannot know in real time which sub-domains or external domains I also might have to allow to get a working site!
    This is devastating from privacy point-of-view because at the moment when I accept all cookies, the same site I’m trying to log on very well gives me an unwanted cookie, for example from an external ad domain, that I have not yet added to my exception list to be blocked.
    At the same time other sites on my tabs will give me unwanted cookies if they are designed to offer cookies continuously, or they are refreshed. This is just terrible!

    Please, restore the Ask me every time option – it is gravely needed!

  3. Madalina wrote on

    Hi Grandma,

    Thanks for your feedback. Can you please use input.mozilla.org to enter this feedback or, if you are a Mozilla contributor, communication channels such as Moz governance. In this way you can make sure your feedback reaches the right people (this blog is just read SUMO contributors so they won’t be able to help).