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Display of UserAgent String

Postby LAR Grizzly » Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 19:33

Newbie here. On the MozillaZine forum, poster's useragent string is displayed below their post. Is there a setting I'm missing to see this string in the PM forum?
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Re: Display of UserAgent String

Postby Moonchild » Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 19:53

We don't do that here.
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Re: Display of UserAgent String

Postby LAR Grizzly » Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 20:07

Moonchild wrote:We don't do that here.


OK. I found that it was useful when trying to help others with problems possibly related to OS or FX versions.
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Re: Display of UserAgent String

Postby dark_moon » Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 20:15

Users can post that if it is needed
Also not enforce this, increase the user privacy

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Re: Display of UserAgent String

Postby redblade7 » Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 21:15

LAR Grizzly wrote:Newbie here. On the MozillaZine forum, poster's useragent string is displayed below their post. Is there a setting I'm missing to see this string in the PM forum?


To see your user agent with an analysis, try http://www.useragentstring.com

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Re: Display of UserAgent String

Postby Moonchild » Sun, 29 Oct 2017, 21:33

dark_moon wrote:Also not enforce this, increase the user privacy

Not just that, it also prevents the potential for some nasty behavior between users based on just what they happened to be using to post on the forum. Countless occurrences on MozillaZine where people were being bashed for displaying certain UA strings on their posts (although a lot of that was the "die hard FF fans" bashing non-FF users -- likely less of a risk here ;) but still. No need to set people up for that kind of bad experience).
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Re: Display of UserAgent String

Postby thedbz2k » Fri, 01 Dec 2017, 00:38

Moonchild wrote:
dark_moon wrote:Also not enforce this, increase the user privacy

Not just that, it also prevents the potential for some nasty behavior between users based on just what they happened to be using to post on the forum. Countless occurrences on MozillaZine where people were being bashed for displaying certain UA strings on their posts (although a lot of that was the "die hard FF fans" bashing non-FF users -- likely less of a risk here ;) but still. No need to set people up for that kind of bad experience).


I joined a lot of forums in my life, but I don't know if I never joined the right ones. I never really seen any forum force you to have your user agent showing expect MozillaZine :think:?

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Re: Display of UserAgent String

Postby gracious1 » Fri, 01 Dec 2017, 02:50

Moonchild wrote: Countless occurrences on MozillaZine where people were being bashed for displaying certain UA strings on their posts (although a lot of that was the "die hard FF fans" bashing non-FF users -- likely less of a risk here ;) but still. No need to set people up for that kind of bad experience).

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