[SOLVED] Option to disable display of OS and Browser on posts?
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Yea I think an option to enable/disable would be nice. However it seems to be only limited to this part of LQ, since I don't see these two images in the general forum, where I have posts. Weird, and now it won't even show it.
I saw it in other forums before, but perhaps now it is being tested on a more limited basis.
Personally I see no problem with reporting the OS and browser publicly, but I am sure that not everyone will agree. It should certainly be an option, but I think it is safe enough to default it to "on".
Hrmm, I noticed on another post though, it doesn't always show the penguin indicating Linux. For example. On one of Jeremy's posts, it shows the ubuntu logo. So do you think that Jeremy will add the logos to each distro? Or to only the widely known Ubuntu, leaving all other Linux distros with the penguin? Someone should post in a *BSD, and Solaris. I wonder if Jeremy will add logos to those too. Heh.
I am running Slackware. So I wonder if we get our Slackware logo.
Distribution: Debian, Red Hat, Slackware, Fedora, Ubuntu
Thanks for the feedback. We introduced this feature in BETA today as a way to help members better understand the environment of the Original Poster. As the browser is in most cases not important, it has been removed. It has been pointed out that in many cases a person will be posting from one machine (likely with Windows) with a question about a different (likely Linux) machine. We do understand this, but feel that overall the net result of the feature could be positive. Keep in mind that you do have the ability to completely disable this functionality in all your posts. That option can be found under "Edit Options -> Show User Agent in Posts". Additional feedback on the feature is appreciated.