4 years ago
But as the moderators have already rejected this idea I can only venture a guess that they also think it is not worth the effort as most users will never register anyway
At the end of the installation process you could remind the user to update any community details.
Making any informed decisions based on the community details is impossible anyway as the majority of Mint users are not members of the community.
@Hammer459 : I would like to politely bring to your notice that the idea doesn't mention anything about 'automatic collection'.
** The user is always given a choice. **
All i meant was, it would be an elegant way to simplify (valid) data collection, rather than the user coming here to update the profile every once in a while.
One reason why i came up with this idea :
Rather than having the pie charts as a fancy decoration in the welcome page, the collected data may somehow benefit the development team by applying some analytics.
@Hammer459 - I don't see why this would make anyone want to "jump off Mint". I honestly wouldn't mind this, personally. If it's just auto-updating your own personal community profile, and only with your own permission, I honestly don't see what the problem is. As long as it communicates exactly what information is to be posted, and exactly where it will be posted, and gives you the choice to do it or not, what's the problem? I don't see this as "automatic collection of data". It's more like automatically doing the work for you that you'd do anyway, and it can be opt-in only so you don't feel like it's shady by any means. I would see it as a plus.
And quite frankly, how many Linux users do you think want or even will let automatic collection of data? I would jump off Mint for sure.
Sorry.. I couldn't find anything in my search. :(
This has been suggested before, please search before posting