bonelifer wrote:Instead of a kill switch just inform them there is a new version or that there is a security/bug issue. People don't like it when you start f'n with their board. Hence why people have in the past made mods to disable the "phpbb is out of date" message in the ACP, because they don't like it when you call "home". Therefore if you are going to do this it should be the least invasive, ie just a message and no messing with(ie turning off of the mod).
Indeed, but.. if a MOD got a security issue/hole then we have to have to disable it.. the reason's point is clear, I think.
The admin should be on top of things enough to check periodically for updates. If they're not, it's their fault if their board gets messed up because of an out of date MOD. I don't think it's right to completely disable a feature that the admin took the time to add and expects to be there every time.
Also, by turning of the feature, that doesn't tell the admin that the feature is out of date or has a security flaw. They begin to think there's an issue on their side and freak out. Instead, maybe just a notification like the staff-viewable board offline message adapted for version out of date.
If such a feature is included, as was suggested before, there should be an on/off switch for it.