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I had forgotten about this old hobby site. Guess it's good that Google is keeping tabs on it for me.
@AndyA - Really? helpful?
What if I custom programmed the Joomla core myself to exceed any security specs for a specific application?
Next Google will be telling me to change the oil in my truck and void it's warranty of THEY think I didn't do it yet. Nice thought, but no thanks Google. We don't need Big Brother now.
@BillyS Joomla has a particular page structure/site architecture that differentiates it from other CMS.
I think you are all missing the point. Anyone that needs Google to remind them to update their scripts needs to be hit in the head with a tack hammer and is likely a noob who installed it after reading chapter one of the "how to get rich on Google" ebook. Manage your projects or don't do them at all.
Not every site owner is a web developer.
I think you're allowing your other issues with Google to overset this one.
Just glad we don't live in the web according to backdraft7, because it would be mighty hard for most small businesses to get into.
it's not G's responsibility to notify you that your scripts are out of date
if it were, they would REQUIRE you to upgrade
Yes but most people do not know how to change the crankshaft in their car.
And that's why we have mechanics.
So now I digress...Is that the type of web you want to see? A bunch of people who can't even update their Wordpress or Joomla installation? I blame this all on fantastico and the like that make abusing a CMS much too easy.It isn't a case of wanting to see a particular version of the web. I run TLD web surveys that classify the web usage of millions of websites and I also build search engines. While CMSes like Joomla and Wordpress are great development tools, updating content still requires time and discipline that many small business owners do not have so these great sites are often left without updates. And if these website owners can't be bothered to update the content, they often are equally lax about updating the plug-ins and software (in their terms, that's the web developer's job).