My point exactly, there is no way to report spam messages. And there is no way to report such extensions. This could be improved. It looks like the vetting process could use some improvements too, if possible.
Posts made by operakk
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Yes, I understand that. However, let's take a look at one example:
FastestTube - YouTube Video Downloader
The extension adds a simple drop-down below the YouTube videos where you can easily select and download the video in the format of choice. The extension uses code from userscripts.org by Ionut Alex Chitu.
Looks quite innocent, right? However, if I open their web site, I see that this extension installs Adlesse Lite, yet another third-party software, that replaces advertisement with it's own ads (effectively stealing ads from web sites). This has unknown consequences for my privacy, which I wasn't aware of, and I wasn't warned about. This is just one example where Opera extensions site could do much better, respecting users privacy. If it would be clearly indicated that this add-on
- Contains ads
- Does so by installing third-party ads software
- This software may (or may not) affect other systems on my computer
Opera Add-ons siteOpera add-ons
- Make it possible to mark comments on Opera Add-ons site as spam. There are way too many weird posts, with external links to some referral-based sites, or simply irrelevant posts.
- Do no allow add-ons that install adware/malware components. At the very least without clear visible indication (coming from your team as one of the properties of the addon next to the category/version) that an addon installs hidden software. Allow us filter-out addons by this flag.
These two issues really ruin my experience with Opera extensions. I assume there are more people who prefer clean extensions site from the developers of such excellent browser.