- Oct 3, 2008
Hm, Tapatalk shouldn't appear on desktop browsers... does it for you?
The net 'feeling' of these annoyances combined is likely greater to me than the average user? I connect from:
Chrome on Windows, Chrome on X86 Linux, Firefox on X86 Linux, Chromium on Pyra, FireFox on Pyra, Chrome on four Android devices, and Chrome on a Chromebook. To top it off I periodically clear cookies and have a tendency to replace or re-image my hardware far more often than I would like to admit.
Where the Tapatalk and Push Notifications requests both seem to be per browser per device based instead of being controlled via the one per user Account Details tab, it starts to feel like I am constantly getting hit with Tapatalk and or Notifications messages - and frankly, I don't want either.
I checked Tapatalk's 'required permissions' in the Google Play store. It has all the permissions required to be data stealing spyware while enabling, well, nothing that can't already be done on a mobile browser - except to convince the Tapatalk popup that no means no.
Why the hell are so many websites in the few years pushing popup after popup demand-requesting push notifications? Does anyone ever purposely enable that? I could see where accidentally enabling those could result in an onslaught of browser spam. If this were enabled, who controls the message flow? ED or XenForo or does it get sold to some marketing company?
ED is the customer of the forum software hosting company. I'm assuming he's paying them a rather hefty fee for this pleasure.
We are ED's customers and potential customers. ED owns the relationship to us. Many of us have paid him, though not directly for the forum usage itself.
This is one of those scenarios that feels a lot like a hosting company assuming that all of the customers of it's customer belong to the hosting company. Are we ED's customers or XenForo's?