Plausible Analytics propose a privacy-by-default open-source analytics platform.
I did not test it yet but I suppose it could work with a theme component like Script to enable Matomo analytics on Discourse.
So I’m curious about two things:
- if anyone here uses this (especially in combination with Discourse) – I know I could ask on Plausible Discourse as well, but a simple search yields no answer there…
- If the Discourse @team is willing to accomodate site settings to allow for alternatives to Google Analytics (same goes for authentication, BTW): for the rest of us who do not accept to use Google, there are a few alternatives that would sit right there where Google is taking a lot of room in the Site Settings.
I understand there are constraints of market and such, but once in a while, it’s good to enable alternatives simply by allowing their presence as first-class citizens (oh, how this expression is already problematic…)