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Update consent copy #72

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simurai commented Feb 19, 2019


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  • All new code requires tests to ensure against regressions

Description of the Change

This updates the telemetry consent copy.

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It removes the "dark patterns" of the current design.

  • By making both buttons blue, both options get equal importance.
  • The copy doesn't make users feel guilty for "not helping".
  • The copy is reduced which might encourage people to read it.

Possible Drawbacks

  • This might affect how many people opt-in vs opt-out.
  • We give the community another chance to discuss this topic.

Applicable Issues

None, but it's something that we got called out for in the past.


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vinkla commented Feb 20, 2019

What about going further pointing out that usage data is sent anonymously in the first sentence?

"Help improve Atom by sending your usage data anonymously to the Atom team."

Maybe it would encourage more developer to help?


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simurai commented Feb 21, 2019

@vinkla Great suggestion! 👍

I added anonymously but didn't make it bold since it's not really part of the noun.


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50Wliu commented Feb 22, 2019

Alternative: anonymous usage data

@simurai simurai merged commit a63bff5 into master Feb 22, 2019

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