[theme-reviewers] Adding information to the WordPress Updates page

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Tue Jul 3 14:36:15 UTC 2012

On Tue, Jul 3, 2012 at 9:16 AM, Mats Birch <birch at birchware.se> wrote:
> Would it be permissible to have an update checker in the theme? That is, to
> occasionally "phone home" and display information about for example a new
> translation, or even give the user the opportunity to try a beta?
> I know the "phone home" thing is considered bad. But is that a rule without
> exceptions?

It's bad if you phone home without asking the user first. The user
should know what's being sent where, so that they can decide not to if
they don't want that info sent around.


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