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GamesGuyTV
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

Why does the ST not allow Browser Extenstions/Userscripts Policy protests?

Last edited by GamesGuyTV (Feb. 8, 2018 22:10:47)


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FuturePr0
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

GamesGuyTV wrote:

Why?
they are worried that there might be something bad on there or some virus which could be very harmful.

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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

The ST is worried that userscripts and extensions might be dangerous to your computer or contain something harmful like a virus.

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dude341
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

-ShadowOfTheFuture- wrote:

The ST is worried that userscripts and extensions might be dangerous to your computer or contain something harmful like a virus.
Which has a small chance of happening, but it's the Scratch Team's site, so they can do what they want I don't care

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Archival
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

They changed the rule, and it's their choice, so why would they allow people to protest against it?

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asqwde
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

As the question has been answered I reported this to be closed

canarycat2000
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

asqwde wrote:

As the question has been answered I reported this to be closed
I don’t really think that’s necesary
Harakou
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

canarycat2000 wrote:

asqwde wrote:

As the question has been answered I reported this to be closed
I don’t really think that’s necesary
I agree. There's no need to rush to close a thread as soon as it gets an even mildly satisfactory answer. I can understand some of the potential problems, like many users jumping in to give the same exact answer, but let's at least wait for the owner to respond.

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GamesGuyTV
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

Harakou wrote:

canarycat2000 wrote:

asqwde wrote:

As the question has been answered I reported this to be closed
I don’t really think that’s necesary
I agree. There's no need to rush to close a thread as soon as it gets an even mildly satisfactory answer. I can understand some of the potential problems, like many users jumping in to give the same exact answer, but let's at least wait for the owner to respond.
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asqwde
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

Harakou wrote:

canarycat2000 wrote:

asqwde wrote:

As the question has been answered I reported this to be closed
I don’t really think that’s necesary
I agree. There's no need to rush to close a thread as soon as it gets an even mildly satisfactory answer. I can understand some of the potential problems, like many users jumping in to give the same exact answer, but let's at least wait for the owner to respond.
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IgDegOo
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

Because lots of people are stupid and will run a script even if it has something like this in the code:
function stealAccount(username, returnAddress) {
// insert code to steal an account here
}




asqwde
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

IgDegOo wrote:

Because lots of people are stupid and will run a script even if it has something like this in the code:
function stealAccount(username, returnAddress) {
// insert code to steal an account here
}
I wouldn’t call it stupid just dangerous or unsafe

blueparrot18
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

The St is worried because, they might be some harmful thing running int he code, stealing information like credit cards, vbank numbers, or etc from your coumpter/browser. To stay safe, The st banned this, no no one information et leaked or so.

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dude341
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

blueparrot18 wrote:

The St is worried because, they might be some harmful thing running int he code, stealing information like credit cards, vbank numbers, or etc from your coumpter/browser. To stay safe, The st banned this, no no one information et leaked or so.
You would need some clever programming work (it's JavaScript, intended for the web, it can't just take control of your PC) and good, dialogue boxes (like something the Scratch Team would say) to trick the user (most users know to not click anyway), as that would require a program to be downloaded, and even then it would be hard to do. So that's pretty much impossible.
I remember once a user got a message saying “Scratch and MIT would like to give you a survey” or something like that which took personal info, but that was caused by adware and spyware, not a userscript.

Last edited by dude341 (Feb. 13, 2018 00:24:39)


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miles854
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Why is the ST strongly opposed to Browser Extensions/User scripts policy protests?

FuturePr0 wrote:

GamesGuyTV wrote:

Why?
they are worried that there might be something bad on there or some virus which could be very harmful.
Many users have made, many awesome userscripts and exstentions that have enhanced my use of Scratch, which is why I think if the Scratch Team wants to avoid this, they could require people to register there exstentions and userscripts and make the scripts used to make it, availible to be viewed by the Scratch Team. As for protests, I think that Scratchers have a right to protest, as the reasons for protests is to protest a decision that they don't agree with, which in this case is the Scratch Teams decision on usercsripts and exstentions. Stopping people from protesting simply because the Scratch Team has already decided the fate of userscripts and exstentions on Scratch, isn't ok because many people feel the Scratch Team should allow them, and there protesting because they want to see them allowed on Scratch despite the Scratch Teams decision. If they agreed with the decision, there'd be no need to protest, but if the Scratch Team wants no protest, they could tell these people they are never going to change there decision, no matter how much Scratchers protest, rather then banning there protests, as some Scratchers in the protests feel there is still a chance the Scratch Team might change there decision, which is why there still persisting in there protests.

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