The first thing that came to my mind is why should I let someone else decide how my
Think about it... what if someone decides to block all admin posts? With code integrated into phpBB (via a MOD or as a standard feature of some future release) you can have code that prevents moderators or admins from being ignored. This sort of thing would allow individual users to do that, am I correct?
I view this with the same... er, ... distrust? ... that I view other plugins that modify my site presentation. If I want advertisements, I will put them on, thank you very much. I don't need something like Google's Autolink putting additional ads on my site. As an example:
AutoLink can also link package tracking numbers to delivery status, VIN numbers (US) to vehicle history, and publication ISBN numbers to Amazon.com listings.
I have my own amazon listings, thank you very much, I don't want someone else stealing my affiliate links and adding their own in place. For the same reason, I would not want someone else altering the way my board works.
From a technology standpoint I can certainly understand the "coolness" of this feature. But if you really think about it and about the impact it might have, it doesn't sit well with me. Is there something that can be done from the server end that will disable plugins like this? Am I the only one that reacted this way to this?