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    Your site has updated to WordPress 3.8.2
    "Howdy! Your site xxxxxx has been updated automatically to WordPress 3.8.2."

    I like what I see. Have been always wondering when will WP updates go automatically. Good job, WP!

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    At this point I think they are only doing automated "security" updates. Major changes still have to be done manually, probably because of potential compatibility issues with the myriad plugins used by many webmasters. I would like to see it as an option (because I only use actual Wordpress plugins).
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    Yes, I'm not comfortable with automatic updates. Not from WordPress, most definitely not from Microsoft. What are all those Windows security updates? Would you drive a car if it took itself to the garage for an update every day before you could use it?
    The Windows 'updates' are to enable government agencies to spy on you more efficiently. I hope WP isn't that far down the path yet LOL.
    (They call me paranoid.)

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    Maybe you are paranoid, maybe you are not, skunky!

    The reason I like the automatic updates is that I don't login to WP very often because I'm using live write to post on my blogs. I wouldn't worry about government agencies to spy on my blogs thru WP updates. Otherwise, we wouldn't use WP at all. Plus, the WP has "updates" every so often, I'd like my WP version up to date even when I'm not logging in.

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    I was quite serious about Microsoft - not about WP (not yet, anyway LOL).
    If you don't log in very often, an automatic update could potentially disable your site, without you even knowing.
    Nonetheless, automatic updates are a step in the direction of Big Brother.
    Not that we need to step in that direction, we're already there. Smart televisions (shudder....)

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    I see your point here.

    The thing is, even though it is not automatic updated, when you log in to WP and see there is an new version of WP update available, wouldn't you just go ahead and update it?

    I do login often to update my plugs and such, just think it is a nice feature to have my WP version automatically updated when there is a new version ready. Also, I like that they actually send out emails to let me know that the updates are done and if I need to change anything or check stuff...

    Quote Originally Posted by VampireSkunk View Post
    Nonetheless, automatic updates are a step in the direction of Big Brother.
    Now you do sound paranoid.

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    Guilty as charged

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    Quote Originally Posted by VampireSkunk View Post
    Guilty as charged
    Hehe...BTW, nice to see you back and post, Skunky!

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    Nice to speak to you again, Mayfly.
    Well, this forum is dead.
    Where is the engagement?
    Where is the discussion?
    Where is the passion?
    Where is the lack of passion?
    Where is anything of very much at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by VampireSkunk View Post
    Nice to speak to you again, Mayfly.
    Well, this forum is dead.
    Where is the engagement?
    Where is the discussion?
    Where is the passion?
    Where is the lack of passion?
    Where is anything of very much at all?
    This forum is not dead but -heh - you saw a prime example of engagement, discussion and passion this morning on my FB wall. Asked a question - tagged a few industry friends - 40+ comments within an hour - question answered - situation resolved - had a few laughs along the way.
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    Yes Bill - absolutely. And a very useful lead for me - and a hike in commission rates for California Wine Club. Thank you sir.

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