Meh I don't really care. I just thought it would be a good topic to get my mind off current social phobia.
So supposedly ModularSystems is currently worse than Hitler. I honestly don't really care. I mean, Emerald works. Onyx seems like a good idea. A CDS system is fine too. I'm an Emerald fangirl, this is well known. The current status of the supposed "data mining" (something that I'm sure that the Dreamland RegAPI is also doing as well, and probably every single RegAPI) doesn't really phase me. Anytime I log into any of the RRWs (Resident Run Websites for those not down and jiggy with my hip TLA lingo.) I'm sure my given name (usually people give their avatar name) and my IP address is logged. So Emerald logging IP addresses is nothing special. I also read somewhere that its supposedly allowed by LL to track avatars created by a RegAPI or something.
Sorry if my writing is subpar, really nervous right now ^_^
Also, Onyx project: also a non-issue. I care as much about a bot who inspects everything I own as I do about another avatar who inspects everything I own. Thats all it seems it does. Even if "being caught" would put an avatar on some sort of banlist, I wouldn't mind. I get banned from more places just for what I blog about than I probably ever could for being falsely accused of some sort of ip infringement or whatever (I'm currently banned from ALL of Dare Estates or whatever its called. The kitschy goth sim or whatever it is. I found out that this was because I said something zomgmeen) CDS seems to be the same deal. I mean, its not. But I've gone through the whole testing thing. Everyone knows Ishtara Rothschild is a good friend of mine and her sims are all CDS protected. I did the whole "testing" where you log in with shoopedlife/thuglyfe/cyrolife/neillife whathaveyou and then trying to log in from a "normal" viewer from the same computer and I didn't get banned from any of her sims. (I tested with the GPL compliant Neilife [since we all know making it GPL compliant makes all of its blackhat uses TOTALLY moot >_<]) Which is both good and bad. Its good because it proves or whatever that CDS doesn't scour your harddrive for data, its bad because tards going LOLCAWBYBAWT can just log back in with a "normal" viewer and not be banned. Enough about CDS, back to Onyx. I don't see what could be wrong with something that just inspects people, collect a name (which is public info) and then sending (for example) "Daria Afterthought was found with item CABELO LORIOS - Created by VIVABRASIL092093 Tardbot - a copy of Magika Joy - Blonde A" to the creator. Seems like a good idea. If it is revealed that this is not how Onyx works, I'll be emosad and nerdrage accordingly
As far as Emerald Viewer itself...the viewer is kickass, no point in denying it. I love it. I've heard rumors that I was making a DariaLyfe or something like that, and while this isn't true it is based on an idea I had, and it is possible it may or may not happen one day.