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November 27, 2016, 02:09:31 PM
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This is the first time I've checked out the new beta forum at https://beta.bitcointalk.org/ and I have to admit that I'm quite shocked to find it JavaScript only and ridden with google analytics spyware.

Maybe 95% of users don't care (or don't even notice), but as a security conscious user this is totally unacceptable for me. Frankly I'm a bit surprised to find such an degree of gross security and privacy negligence in a Bitcoin forum.

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November 28, 2016, 04:16:38 AM
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This is the first time I've checked out the new beta forum at https://beta.bitcointalk.org/ and I have to admit that I'm quite shocked to find it JavaScript only and ridden with google analytics spyware.

Maybe 95% of users don't care (or don't even notice), but as a security conscious user this is totally unacceptable for me. Frankly I'm a bit surprised to find such an degree of gross security and privacy negligence in a Bitcoin forum.

It's probably just the developers trying to supplement their puny $100,000 a month income.  The four developers need to eat, right?   Wink

I'm confident once the beta forum becomes the actual forum. Theymos will only serve bitcoin ads.  He makes more money from then anyway.

In the meantime, you can just avoid the beta.

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November 28, 2016, 07:48:47 PM
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Just visited it for the first time too.

I wasn't using the "latest & greatest (tm)" browser, so I was greeted with nothing but a gray page and a footer (with JS enabled).
That's a major failure. Any developers delivering such a product without basic HTML functionality would lose their jobs where I work.

A quick look at the used Epochtalk forum docs shows that it relies on AngularJS 1.4. What means that the board is pretty much a stillbirth already since AngularJS 2 has been released (a year ago), and there is no migration path so all AngularJS 1.x code needs to be completely rewritten for AngularJS 2.


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December 04, 2016, 09:27:58 PM
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Mandatory Javascript - Satoshi is shaking his head in disappointment.  Undecided
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December 20, 2016, 08:05:24 PM
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Theymos - are you fucking serious? The forum is not even OSS now.

OR wait, it is? https://github.com/epochtalk/epochtalk

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