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  • Hello!

    Just out of curiosity, why is there a BrowseHappy link on my admin panel? I mean really, I use Internet Explorer 7 and I’m happy with it (it does 99% of what Firefox does, works with the occasional website better and integrates with Vista).

    I don’t need a link to a website with stories from 2004 justifying why Internet Explorer 6 is bad. It’s a straight up FUD and disinformation campaign.

    How do I remove this useless piece of spam (yes, it’s unwanted advertising) from my wp-admin pages, and better yet, why is it there in the first place?

    Regards,
    Todd Aspeotis

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    I believe the site is run by some of the wp developers.

    Hope this helps,
    -drmike

    “How do I remove this useless piece of spam (yes, it’s unwanted advertising) from my wp-admin pages, and better yet, why is it there in the first place?”

    Learn how to use “grep” to locate the file the “spam” is in, open the file with your favourite editor and remove the bit that offends you. The reason the “spam” is there to begin with is because experienced people have proven time and time again that IE is still a very annoying browser to have to support.

    An alternative suggestion could be to just change the “browse_happy()” function in “wp-admin/admin-functions.php” to this instead:

    function browse_happy() {
       echo '<p id="bh" style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.google.com/search?&q=internet+explorer+still+sucks" title="Browse Happily Ignorant"><img src="http://www.microsoft.com/library/media/1033/windows/images/products/winfamily/ie/icon_ie7.gif" alt="Browse Happily Ignorant" /></a></p>
    ';
    }

    Or anything else you prefer.

    pizdin, you hit the nail on the head in your post in the thread pointed to by drmike:

    Just don’t forget to do this every time you upgrade!

    Great – now I have to manually disable advertising targeted at my browser every time a new version of WordPress comes out.

    I wasn’t looking for a manual answer, I was looking for an option somewhere. I’m a programmer, I know my way around PHP. Thanks for the grep tip PD, next time I see the BrowseHappy icon when I’m using IE7 on Linux I’ll be sure to use it.

    Imagine if Microsoft put a “Browse Integrated With Windows Vista” link on the bottom of their homepage, targetted only at Firefox users?

    PS: Thanks drmike, at least you contributed something I didn’t already know.

    “Great – now I have to manually disable advertising targeted at my browser every time a new version of WordPress comes out.”

    Yeah, you will. Welcome to GPL software. If you don’t like it, you change it. Just don’t forget that you can never take that same right away from others.

    “I wasn’t looking for a manual answer, I was looking for an option somewhere. I’m a programmer, I know my way around PHP.”

    That’s good, it sounds like you know what to do. Enjoy hacking this great software to suit your needs.

    Reviving this thread, because I just discovered the browsehappy link in the admin interface.

    I’m NOT an IE supporter, by far. I only ever use that browser to test my sites.

    And while I am fully able to remove it (and keep removing it with every upgrade/update of the site), I object on principle to having that button there.

    I repeat, I hate IE. But I don’t want to have that browsehappy button there by default. I think it stinks of the very same tactics used by M$.

    To say I’m unhappy doesn’t even start to describe it.

    So, yeah, it’s open source, if I don’t like it I don’t have to use it, or I can change it.

    The thing is, it’s a matter of principle, isn’t it? This is underhanded spam, which has no place in the system. When I pick a CMS or Blog system, I don’t want to get involved in browser wars, or OS wars, or anything of the like.

    My 2 cents, do with it what you want.

    “The thing is, it’s a matter of principle, isn’t it? This is underhanded spam, which has no place in the system.”

    This is promoting a better browser, that’s all. Unlike closed source software, you have the right to remove it if you don’t like it.

    Presumably, you should also then object to having the link to “wordpress.org” on the login page and the blogroll? What about the footers of most themes which get created?

    Exactly what principle are you talking about here?

    prevent browse happy plugin

    just whipped it up. please test.

    BrowseHappy? What BrowseHappy? I don’t see no BrowseHappy in my WordPress admin. Or is it because I use a Mozilla variant?

    @mythusmage

    Or is it because I use a Mozilla variant?

    Yup.

    I like free software, and I even like free software with an agenda, but DO NOT give me propaganda, even if it is only in the admin interface – I was using a friend’s computer and I seriously thought she had spyware – no, sorry, THAT’S A FEATURE!! Bullsh*t

    I was quite dismayed to discover that my admin console contained advertising. I don’t see any way to turn it off so I’m forced to alter the code and remember that every time I upgrade. I don’t mind if the authors want to push agendas on their own site, but not on mine.

    i created a plugin, whose link is available in this thread, so you wont have to alter code every time you upgrade.

    Some of you bear witness of unhappy browsing…

    Sorry. Could’t resist. 🙂

    I just wish the folk who are so anti would put their shoulder to the wheel and help out with the gazillions of complaints in the forum about browser inconsistencies.

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