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  • any developer that allows the miner to run in the background WITHOUT informing users is acting very irresponsibly

    from Coin Hive:

    Our goal was to offer a viable alternative to intrusive and annoying ads that litter so many websites today. These ads are not only a distraction to end users, but also provide notoriously unpredictable and non-transparent revenue numbers. We set out to change that.

    […]

    We’re a bit saddened to see that some of our customers integrate Coinhive into their pages without disclosing to their users what’s going on, let alone asking for their permission. We believe there’s so much more potential for our solution, but we have to be respectful to our end users.

    […]

    It’s probably too late to do anything about the adblockers that already prevent our current JavaScript from loading. Instead, we will focus on a new implementation that requires an explicit opt-in from the end user to run. We will verify this opt-in on our servers and will implement it in a way that it can not be circumvented. We will pledge to keep the opt-in in tact at all times, without exceptions.

    this tech could be a game-changer for monetizing web content, but nonsense like this – where it’s allowed to run in the background with no opt-in – is only going to result in more of what we’re already seeing: blacklisting by AV companies and ad-blockers … and likely WordPress as well

    also see the forum post here

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  • Plugin Author marcobb81

    (@marcobb81)

    Sorry but nobody forbid to warn users for background coinhive script running, this plugin is created for integrate coinhive meanwhile inform user is a site business.

    1 star is because you have a similar project.
    no problem, is competition.

    add: you may disable background mining and use captcha or download future from previous release

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by marcobb81.
    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    Sorry but nobody forbid to warn users for background coinhive script running, this plugin is created for integrate coinhive meanwhile inform user is a site business.

    Wait. What?

    *Looks at plugin*

    OK then. I’ve removed the modlook the Spam and (my personal favorite, thank you so much) sockpuppet tags from this review. I’ve also archived non-reply from the author when he put those tags on.

    @marcobb81 Don’t do that again, that’s not the sort of attention you want. You’ve got ONE review and if you thing any of those tags apply here then you are mistaken.

    This review is feedback. That’s all.

    This part is 100% correct.

    any developer that allows the miner to run in the background WITHOUT informing users is acting very irresponsibly

    If anyone uses this plugin and does not inform visitors about this BEFORE it does it’s magic is unethical and I hope a pile of metaphorical bricks fall on that web site.

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