What information does Vanilla Forums Inc. collect from self-hosted Vanilla forums?
From this thread, it's clear that all the statistics of self-hosted forums are actually collected, hosted, managed, and served from the central Vanilla Forums Inc. servers.
That means, not all the data is under our control. I am planning to use Vanilla Forums, and this is worrying me a bit.
Why? (1) It would have been great if all the stats are served right from our servers. That way we'd able to easily reset data if needed. (2) What happens if our forum statistics on the central server get corrupted or lost? (Please don't tell me that it'll never/cannot happen. Sh*t happens all the time.)
Can someone clarify what 'Statistics" and what other data is collected from self-hosted Vanilla Forums?