[wp-hackers] Proposal: Add a Privacy Option: Anonymise Updates
wp-hackers at striderweb.com
Wed Sep 26 17:36:58 GMT 2007
Joe Average isn't going to have any clue what that means.
That's why I suggested hooks -- exactly the kind of thing that should
be a plugin. If I want to send it with modified User-Agent, I can
install the (most likely soon-to-be-programmed) "Custom User-Agent"
plugin, and then turn "Check Updates" back on in WP Options.
Don't confuse/intimidate-with-complexity the non-technical bloggers.
On Sep 26, 2007, at 12:02 PM, Callum Macdonald wrote:
> I'd support a simple two-option approach if we add "User-Agent" as
> an option that can be edited from /wp-admin/options.php. It doesn't
> need to appear in any of the other screens, but it doesn't require
> a plugin to edit if a user wants to change it.
> Does that sound like a reasonable compromise? - Callum.
> Stephen Rider wrote:
>> "Aye" for a two-option version. Check for Updates/ Don't Check for
>> Put a couple hooks into it so that if somebody _really_ wants to
>> do it halfway, it can be done with a plugin. Just my 2 cents.
>> On Sep 26, 2007, at 8:20 AM, Callum Macdonald wrote:
>>> * Add an option to the Options > Privacy tab
>>> * Option name "Updates"
>>> * Option choice 1: "WordPress should check for updates
>>> automatically and send my blog url."
>>> * Option choice 2: "WordPress should check for updates
>>> automatically but *not* send my blog url."
>>> * Option choice 3: "WordPress should not check for updates."
>>> * Then the text: "For more on how this information is used, see
>>> All those in favour say aye, etc... :)
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