Open Y update sunset - opt out tutorial

Preamble

Back on 28 Jan 2020 Open Y decided to add an anonymous analytics module openy_analytics which was a free opt-in/opt-out solution for the Core team to gather stats from Open Y sites about the frequency of components used.

The idea behind this was to gather data in order to understand the demand for the components in Open Y and use the data to make better decisions.

Recently, the Open Y Core Team decided to sunset this functionality and remove openy_analytics as well as openy_update modules from the Open Y Distribution, as this feature was rarely used. By sunsetting this functionality, we reduced server load from Open Y instances and archive the analytics server.

How to opt-out from analytics subsystem

Visit Open Y -> Terms and Conditions in your Open Y site instance and uncheck the Optional Permissions checkbox

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After submitting this form your site will stop sending anonymous data.

If the checkbox was not enabled just disregard it, you didn’t opt-in earlier.

Deprecation action

Uninstall and deprecation was done in #2537