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Subject: Re: [boost] google-analytics and privacy
From: John Maddock (john_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-04-27 04:32:12

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From: "Cory Nelson" <phrosty_at_[hidden]>
To: <boost_at_[hidden]>
Sent: Sunday, April 26, 2009 10:31 PM
Subject: Re: [boost] google-analytics and privacy

> On Sun, Apr 26, 2009 at 1:03 PM, Beman Dawes <bdawes_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> It seems to me that it is a normal practice for a web site to track
>> usage of page visits and visitors. But I'm quite uncomfortable with
>> offline tracking. Thus I like your suggestion that a distinction be
>> made between the distribution package and the web site.
> I agree, it has no place offline. It could actually help if some
> stats from the online tracking were published to this list though.
> Docs with high traffic (relative to other docs from the same lib)
> might help indicate people are having a hard time remembering how to
> use some code, and could use better explaining (or better code) so
> they remember the first time.


Can someone please explain to me what the scripts in use currently are, what
they do, and who gets the information they generate?

In any case I'm strongly against offline-readable docs having references to
external scripts like this, if nothing else it's a real pain if your
computer keeps trying to connect when you don't want it too.

Just my 2c, John.

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