Porn-related crashes

About 20% of Firefox installations include a crash-reporting tool called Talkback. If Firefox crashes, Talkback gives the user a chance to send information about the crash to Mozilla, along with optional comments. This information is mostly used to determine which crashes are the most frequent and to help developers fix the crashes.

In the last 40 days, Talkback has collected information about 105 crashes where the user mentioned porn. Many of these comments are amusing, and some are baffling. Highlights:

  • jackin it to porn
  • looking at porn you know during work
  • I was doing a homework assignment for sex education he wanted to look at gay porn for free so we know what sex looks like if we hadn't already had it so PLEASE STOP! i am over 18!
  • Surfing porn. Why, oh why, must you drag me away from my porn? (Okay, it was "literary smut" from Nerve. But, well, COME ON!)
  • Accessing a recipe website when a pop-up porn ad appeared
  • Surfing porn. Dude, what the hell, I need my pr0n!
  • Not looking at porn.
  • I tried to figure out the different codecs that are necessary for watching video if you are running Gxine or Mplayer etc. in Rammemory of Puppy linux. Win32 got their own and it costs. So I use pornosites to check. The easiest way to find clips.
  • I watched a damn good porn for which I payed 20$ per minute...
  • Trying to enjoy the internet. And porn wasn't even involved.
  • i was on my space i wasn't looking at porn or anything i hope my space is not an illegal program

14 Responses to “Porn-related crashes”

  1. Raphael Says:

    The thing is, the comment field in trackback requests the user to describe exactly what he’s been doing when the crash occurred, which is exactly what those people have done (a little too literally)… Except for the ones who believed Trackback to be some sort of activity monitoring/restriction program.

  2. kbglob Says:

    Reportes de Cuelgues en Mozilla relacionados con Porno…

    Jesse Ruderman de mozilla nos cuenta en su blog que en los últimos 40 días, hay más de 100 “descripciones” en los reportes de error que mencionan que estaban viendo porno.
    Algunos ejemplos:
    - “jackin it to porn”
    - “lo……

  3. Robert Accettura Says:

    Reporter has a few that have the word porn in there too, with various levels of amusement:
    http://reporter.mozilla.org/app/query/?report_description=%25porn%25&report_useragent=&report_gecko=&report_language=&report_platform=&report_oscpu=&report_product=-1&report_file_date_start=YYYY-MM-DD&report_file_date_end=YYYY-MM-DD&show=25&host_hostname=&report_problem_type=0&report_behind_login=-1&submit_query=Search

    Seems many aren’t in english though.

  4. Robert Accettura Says:

    oh yea… at your own risk reading those. I haven’t reviewed them all.

  5. good one! :))) Says:

    “I went to google and told it to search for porn on .mozilla.org and hit “I feel lucky”. This page has no porn and I did not get lucky.

    I want my money back”

  6. franCk Says:

    Fun, but I feel a bit worried that some people perceive Talkback as a blocking/monitoring tool.
    I bet we could fill a bug on that one, targeted at improving the explanantion/comment when Talkback popups to avoid this misunderstanding…
    (actually it is a long time I haven’t had Talkback poping up thus I don’t know what it says exactly :-)

  7. Phil Ringnalda Says:

    The fear doesn’t come from Talkback, it comes from the Windows message that came before: “This program has performed an illegal operation…”

    It took me quite a while to learn why sometimes “Real People” would explain what they were doing before a program crashed on them, and sometimes wouldn’t. Sure, they are reasonably certain they weren’t doing anything illegal, even when they were looking at porn, but what if their computer did something they didn’t know it was going to do? Am I going to tell them how to avoid another crash, or am I going to send the RIAA/FBI/Boogeyman after them?

  8. the-edmeister Says:

    “jackin it to porn”

    I feel sorry for the little sister or the mother who uses the same keyboard. Is that what MS refers to as “Sticky Keys” in Power Toys?

  9. downloadblog Says:

    Il porno e Firefox non vanno d’accordo…

    Una piccola fetta dei browser FireFox in circolazione, circa il 20%, dispone del tool Talkback che permette all’utente di segnalare il crash del browser a Mozilla. L’utente può descrivere, se vuole, la dinamica del crash. Mozilla in quest….

  10. wom Says:

    That one about sex ed and gay porn is weird. I’m worried about that person.

    Anyway, it’s hilarious. It’s like Firefox karma attacking.

  11. the cops Says:

    Sorry sir, but yes, MySpace is an illegal program. Shut it down immediately.

  12. Johan Says:

    Nice post. :)
    You can digg the story: http://digg.com/software/The_Porn-related_Crashes_of_Firefox

  13. sam Says:

    Del.icio.us’d! God that’s some funny stuff

  14. Chuck Norris Says:

    If I look at porn I don’t want to be interrupted. I said DON’T.