@markosaric Really hope this will work out. There needs to be a more balanced approach to blocking analytics frameworks for sure.
@z428 thanks, would be really good! Brendan Eich has shown interest in starting this discussion with us to find a way to be verified and unblocked by Brave. and i can guarantee you that something like this will give so much inventive for so many new sites to remove GA and switch to one of the "approved" tools
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We're hoping to start a conversation with browsers such as Brave and Firefox and blocklist maintainers about this.
One way to incentivize even more sites to move from GA et al would be to create some kind of privacy criteria and whitelist those analytics that fulfill it (open
source, minimal data, no personal data, no cookies/persistent identifiers, no cross-site/device tracking, no connection to adtech etc).
Site owners want analytics. We offer self-hosted service but most sites don't want to deal with managing analytics server as it is not an easy job. So by blocking
every analytics tool (good or bad) the incentive for site owners is more on trying to avoid being blocked rather than on moving to something more privacy-friendly.
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@markosaric ooh, Plausible offers self-hosted now? I vaguely remember asking about self-hosted a few months back and it was not a thing - or am I misremembering?
@markosaric smashing, great to know! I presume it is still tracking using a web (JS? image?) bug of some sort, and there is no way to use webserver logs as source of analytics data?
@markosaric out of curiosity, do you think it would be difficult to write a script that would read webserver logs and load them up into PA by hitting the same API endpoint the JS tracker using data from webserver logs?
I am not saying you guys should do it, just wondering if there are any reasons to think this would be particularly difficult.
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