second, I have no idea what "rickroll" is.
and third, your examples would not really be more than a handful of people compared to the total number of people online in any given hour or minute.
that is not a fair example.
I personally don't care if this is changed or not. Like I said, I rarely even look at a url except when I am helping out phpbb users here and only when I need to help them solve their problems.
Most of the people that have brought this subject up around here have done so thinking that this is needed for SEO.
It is rarely brought up for any other reason. I still maintain that most people do not know or care about this for usability reasons. I don't deny that there are situations where it could help. I never did, I only was talking about what I believe to be the majority of users.
anyway, I'm out, got other stuff to do.
EDIT: I forgot to ask. Did FF bring the status bar back? How many people were on the petition? 10, 20 1000?
have to be a lot more than that before FF would probably even notice.
I don't use FF4 yet so I have no idea.