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From Rob Weir <robw...@apache.org>
Subject Re: Legacy Google Analytics Use
Date Thu, 12 Apr 2012 21:04:55 GMT
On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 4:49 PM, drew <drew@baseanswers.com> wrote:
> On Thu, 2012-04-12 at 16:33 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 12, 2012 at 4:26 PM, drew jensen <drewjensen.inbox@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > On Thu, 2012-04-12 at 16:09 -0400, Rob Weir wrote:
>> >> Out of curiosity I scanned our ooo-site files for Google Analytics
>> >> tracking code.  Much to my surprise I found that 15 different GA
>> >> accounts were in use, tracking different portions of the website.  Not
>> >> 15 different pages, but 15 different independent users who had
>> >> inserted GA tracking code into the website and associated it with 15
>> >> different GA accounts.
>> >>
>> >> (I only checked the static files, not the wiki or forums.)
>> >>
>> >> If you recall, when I initially raised the suggestion of adding GA
>> >> tracking to the website, there was general concern about privacy and
>> >> treating data derived from GA carefully, and keeping it under PPMC
>> >> control.  So it is safe to assume that having such info going to 15
>> >> unknown parties would also not meet with the PPMC's approval, even
>> >> though this evidently has been occurring for quite some time.
>> >>
>> >> So, I've gone ahead and fixed this.  I've made a commit that unifies
>> >> all the legacy tracking under a single GA ID.  As discussed before I'm
>> >> happy to add any PPMC member (or Mentor) to the GA account, if given
>> >> your Google login ID.
>> >>
>> > Hi Rob
>> >
>> > Great, glad you did all of that.
>> >
>> > It is already live on the main page.
>> >
>> > I don't see a privacy statement - which I think should of happened at
>> > the same time.
>> >
>>
>> Well, it should have happened months or years ago whenever the 15
>> people added that code.
>
> Yea - but spilt milk and all that.
>
>>
>> In any case, I did add a privacy policypage, which you can see linked here:
>>
>> http://www.openoffice.org/license.html
>
> Ah - I missed that, ok good.
>
>>
>> > I suppose that requires an update to the footer, not sure I know how to
>> > do that - but it may be in the mail list here (I'll look)
>> >
>> > Otherwise, I really think we either add the privacy statement now or
>> > pull the GA injection till it is ready. It's a little thing, but not one
>> > with much wiggle room IMO.
>> >
>> > off to search the mail archive for instructions :)
>> >
>>
>> Well, you see what we have.   I think it is sufficient though it does
>> require an extra click to find.  If we're willing to do a big build of
>> the entire site, it can be made cleaner by editing
>> ooo-site/templates/footer.html so there is a "privacy" link directly
>> from the footer.  That is what I did on the podling site.   But we
>> would probably want to coordinate that, to see if there are other
>> site-wide changes we can trigger at the same time.
>
> It makes sense to me to add a link to the footer, eventually :), but
> given there is a link now from the license page, not a huge rush then.
>
> Lets see - on the forums there is no GA code in any of the actual sites,
> however, there is the landing page. Which this second does still have
> such.
>

Yes, I see it on this page:  http://user.services.openoffice.org/

So my scan only pulled up use in static files in Subversion.

> I started and I suppose finished a re-write of that page a couple weeks
> ago. Hager was good enough to poke me on it yesterday regarding having
> it deployed. I thought I'd sent it all to Rapheal but apparently I
> didn't as the email is sitting right here in my drafts folder.
>
> So for those that don't recall the mockup is here:
> http://baseanswers.com/temp/index_test.html
>
> Not sure about the graphics now.. *laughing*
>

I especially like the "Get it here" graphic.  IMHO, we should bless
that and get it ready to be used more broadly soon.

> Anyway
> - one, I can send the files to Rapheal today.
> - Two, the page uses a Google CSE, I don't see any good reason for that
> not to belong to the same google account as the one for GA, so I'd be
> happy to do whatever it takes to make that happen.
>

http://support.google.com/googleanalytics/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=98222

Thanks,

-Rob

> //drew
>
>>
>> > //drew
>> >
>> >
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