Support » Plugin: Disable Comments - Remove Comments & Protect From Spam » Distracting and unnecessary admin notifications

  • I used to install this plugin on every site that didn’t use comments, back when it just disabled comments. Now it has brightly colored admin notifications asking for permission to track identifiable site data. The last thing I need is my clients logging into their sites and seeing what looks like a spam notification asking to track them.

Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • Plugin Support Abid Hasan

    (@abidhasan112)

    Hi @alexmansfield ,

    First of all, we’re so sorry for any inconvenience you had with Disable Comments v2.0
    As you can see from our changelog, We have introduced some new features (Manage Settings with WP-CLI and Block comments from REST-API and XML-RPC) in this v2.0. To make it compatible with the most popular plugins and themes, We collect non-sensitive diagnostic data and plugin usage information. And this is optional.

    If you cancel, This will not collect your email/usage and this notice will not be visible anytime in your website: https://d.pr/i/GxDKBZ

    Thank you and we really appreciate any feedback to improve further.
    Have a nice day!

    Thread Starter Alex Mansfield

    (@alexmansfield)

    I realize you’re adding more features, and that’s great. I don’t need new features though, I just need something to disable comments without bothering my clients about tracking them. My reputation depends on me handling things so they don’t have to worry about them or make decisions they don’t understand. By placing your notice on the main dashboard page, your plugin bypasses me and gives them something to worry about. “What is Disable Comments? Why do they want to track me? Is this spyware?” They shouldn’t ever have to ask things like that. It would be one thing if your notification was placed on your plugin page, but it was front and center on the dashboard.

    Plugin Author Rupok

    (@re_enter_rupok)

    Hi @alexmansfield

    I understand your disappointment. We have released an update and removed the setup wizard completely, so there’s no more distraction I believe. And while you just want to disable comments, there are lots of feature requests for WP CLI support, disabling comments through REST-API and XML-RPC, and so on. So we had to keep developing the relevant features people are requesting when we took over. There are lots of different use cases among this million of users. However, we’ll be more careful to add new features and will surely keep it minimal.

    I hope you will keep using the plugin and share your valuable feedback so we can keep improving and up to date with time. Just putting a negative review won’t help much while positive feedback could change things differently. Feel free to get in touch with our support if you have anything to share.

    Cheers!

    Thread Starter Alex Mansfield

    (@alexmansfield)

    I didn’t have a problem with the setup wizard (other than the fact that the breadcrumbs at the top were links, but clicking them didn’t do anything). I had a problem with the alert on the main dashboard page asking to track data from my website.

    I’m not against you adding features either. While I don’t personally need the new features, they sound like they’re really useful for a lot of people. The negative feedback wasn’t to promote change in the plugin. You guys sound like you have a good roadmap laid out for what you want to do with it. The negative feedback was to warn other people who manage sites for clients that they probably want to look for a different plugin.

    Plugin Author Rupok

    (@re_enter_rupok)

    Hi @alexmansfield

    I got your point about that optional tracking notice. Lots of plugin uses this to determine proper compatibility with other plugins they are using. And yes, we have a pretty good roadmap for this plugin and we want to keep improving the plugin and need feedback support from the users. Hope you will keep using the plugin and support us to continue the development.

    Have a nice day!

    Thread Starter Alex Mansfield

    (@alexmansfield)

    I don’t think you did get my point about the tracking notice. You’re defending the new tracking feature, which isn’t my point. I know that lots of plugins use this, and I have no problem with that. My point is about the notice itself. It shows up on every dashboard page, even pages that have nothing to do with your plugin. It is large, colorful, distracting, and doesn’t follow the standard notification styles built into WordPress. Basically, it looks like spam, follows users around the dashboard like spam, and I don’t want my clients to experience that.

Viewing 6 replies - 1 through 6 (of 6 total)
  • The topic ‘Distracting and unnecessary admin notifications’ is closed to new replies.