david63 wrote:But you only get redirected if you are logged in as an Admin when you do the update/upgrade.
And the process is an "opt out" not an "opt in" as is being implied by both Marc and Marshalrusty.
The intended behavior is to require the administrator to make an affirmative decision, so this is just a bug.
I just updated to RC2. I got the page with the "enable" checkbox. I unchecked it and got confirmation. But now I'm at a loss: Where are the settings?
In ACP->Costumise->Extensions->VigLink, it still says it's enabled. I could disable it there, but decided to keep it enabled and look for futher settings.
But those are nowhere to be found. Not in the extensions tab, not in Board settings, not in Post settings. Where should it be?
Hey, I suddenly notice it now, under General -> Board configuration. That's weird, since I did a Ctfl=F to "vigl" which only found the log entries that were triggered by the update process.
Anyway: this seems like a bug to me: the Viglink extension IS enabled, only within
the extension, Viglink is disabled. That's kind of confusing.
Marshalrusty wrote:I'm not sure that making outrageous slippery-slope fallacies is contributing to the discussion, unless you're suggesting that VigLink is somehow even remotely close to secretly taking pictures with a webcam.
Let's just skip those remarks of both DavidIQ and me. Useless comments, not helpful for the discussion.
Marshalrusty wrote:If phpBB is to survive in the modern internet, the project cannot be holier-than-everyone by taking a hard-line against something that is essentially ubiquitous on the internet otherwise. We can continue the puritanical approach to all of this, pat ourselves on the back, and then go to Facebook/Google/virtually-any-other-website-on-the-internet where all of this is happening anyway. Personally, I'd rather see phpBB get the lift it needs if the tangible cost is zero sum otherwise. Or do you not have a Facebook/Google/LinkedIn/MSN/Yahoo!/whatever account?
Just Google, actually. But it's not about me
. It's about phpBB and all the end-users, being both board administrators and board visitors.
Look, I understand phpBB needs money. And I'm well aware of the current advertisement market. It's collapsed in the past 2 years. But like I said: the whole tracking stuff feels shady, the process of incorporating it in phpBB feels shady and it's bloat that IMO devalues phpBB.
There are several options earn funds, one of which would be a donate button. It's been asked for several times. Why not add a donate button in the installation and update process? Heck, just add it to the ACP homepage.
I'm NOT saying phpBB shouldn't make money. I care about the project and have invested hundreds -if not thousands- of hours in supporting phpBB in several ways. But like I have explained: I think phpBB is taking a wrong turn here.