Ticket #5055 (closed defect: wontfix)
Registration nag screen can't be disabled
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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.