Ticket #5055 (closed defect: wontfix)

Opened 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

Registration nag screen can't be disabled

Reported by: ac Owned by:
Component: other Version: VirtualBox 3.0.6
Keywords: Cc:
Guest type: other Host type: other


Every time Virtualbox starts, a registration form appears. There are buttons for "register" and "cancel", but no button for "decline and stop asking me". I understand that after a certain number of times it will stop, but this is still a design defect.

Why on earth is Sun Microsystems distributing nagware anyway? Forcing people to register only leads to annoyed users and fake, useless information in your database. A perfectly appropriate place for this form is a "Registration..." button in About Virtualbox or a menu item if you consider it very important.

Please note this is intended to be a serious bug report, because it has a serious effect on usability. Right now, the very first thing a person sees when launching Virtualbox for the first time is a form demanding personal information which can't be switched off. To put it bluntly, people hate this sort of thing and it does not create a good impression.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by sandervl73

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to wontfix

After three times it doesn't bother you anymore. I'd say that's quite acceptable.

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by ac

What are you trying to accomplish by forcing people to see the registration dialog three times?

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