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Please stop telling me that Chribba is going to scam us

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Arpad Elo
BrightFuture
#1 - 2012-03-15 12:58:21 UTC  |  Edited by: Arpad Elo
If someone links to a site that's trusted by the majority of eve players: Battlecilnic, etc. Please don't give me a pop-up when I try to go to that page.

Yeah I know websites can be bad, but if it's battleclinic, I'd like to go straight there without seeing any extra screens.

It wouldn't be hard to make a short list of these by looking at forum usage and determining how many peolpe are navigating out of the forums to each site.

If you want to make "websites are bad" part of your legal strategy, just put it in a eula when someone makes their first evegate account or whatever.
Chribba
Otherworld Enterprises
Otherworld Empire
#2 - 2012-03-15 13:17:44 UTC
Generic "X caught by satellite watch!‎"

★★★ Secure 3rd party service ★★★

Visit my in-game channel 'Holy Veldspar'

Twitter @ChribbaVeldspar

mxzf
Shovel Bros
#3 - 2012-03-15 13:20:33 UTC
It's really not that hard to click "Continue" and it's CCP covering themselves because there are sites out there which can be dangerous.
Velicitia
XS Tech
#4 - 2012-03-15 13:23:09 UTC
Not that he *would* scam us ... but it would be the longest running scam in the game if he did...

One of the bitter points of a good bittervet is the realisation that all those SP don't really do much, and that the newbie is having much more fun with what little he has. - Tippia

Tchulen
Trumpets and Bookmarks
#5 - 2012-03-15 14:06:46 UTC
I think the issue for CCP is that if one of those sites gets compromised it doesn't matter how much you trust it, you'll still get skanked. If you have to click "yes" to navigating to it CCP are completely in the clear.

If there is a trusted list which you don't have to click "yes" to there is at least an argument for blaming CCP.

So by making you click once each time to say "yes" to proceeding they cover themselves completely.

I doubt, because of this, that your request will be put into practice.

Also, of all the things to complain about, having to click once to navigate to a third party website is really not all that important or trauma inducing.
Arpad Elo
BrightFuture
#6 - 2012-03-15 15:49:37 UTC
How about a yearly confirmation?

Like, once per year, you say that you want to navigate to external links. It remembers til the year is up.

Or once per 99 years (I think that's the legal limit of a contract IRL but not sure).
mxzf
Shovel Bros
#7 - 2012-03-15 16:00:51 UTC
The only thing that could possibly work that would do what you want would be a legal disclaimer with a checkbox in your profile settings that said something like "I understand that me clicking on links is my own fault and CCP is completely and totally blameless of whatever happens to me because of clicking any link" which would turn off that warning for all links for you.

CCP can't discriminate between links though, they can't make a whitelist of sites without opening themselves up to legal retribution.
Tippia
Sunshine and Lollipops
#8 - 2012-03-15 16:06:10 UTC
I just blocked their javascript and injected my own, so I don't have to deal with it. P
Jint Hikaru
OffWorld Exploration Inc
#9 - 2012-03-15 16:20:20 UTC
How do you suppose that CCP are going to guarantee that Chribba isnt going to one day decide to put malware on his site????

Seriously OP, think about it.

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