• Members 3 posts
    May 1, 2018, 10:47 a.m.

    Hi,

    I am a learner and user of Python so I really want to set up a forum built in Python. I only found two good candidates: FlaskBB if I choose to use Flask or Misago if I want to familiarize myself with Django. Misago's UI is a lot more modern and polished in my opinion. I'm a teacher myself and we use this kind of tool to help teaching a lot (but they are more like facebook style like Edmodo (www.edmodo.com/). I have some free time to try things this year and I am going to install Misago this month. But I just saw that some websites/apps offer to "anonymize" user information. For example, Overcast encouraged me to delete my email.

    I think the incoming GDPR law is long over-due but having run free for so long on the internet. I'm a bit confused how to set up Misago and comply with GDPR. I'm living in Melbourne so I probably will not worry about it too much until someone tells me otherwise.

    Nice to meet you

  • May 1, 2018, 1:49 p.m.

    Enable MISAGO_ENABLE_DELETE_OWN_ACCOUNT in your settings.py. This will let your users delete their data when they feel like it.

    Starting with Misago 0.17, user deletion also anonymizes most of the data left behind: User IP will be overwritten with "0.0.0.0" and their posts author will be renamed to "Ghost". It also deletes user avatar, in case its user's real photo.

    However, there are two more things that we would need to implement for GDPR support:

    • Export my data
    • Explicit agreements for additional tracking and data processing out of scope of the GDPR