Like any good motel, here at Morris Motel, discretion is our middle name. We believe privacy is a fundamental human right.
All Morris Motel website code is open-source on GitHub. We’re also hosted using Cloudflare Pages, so any changes pushed to our site repository take immediate effect on production, as long as there aren’t any build errors. As a result, all code present on the GitHub repository is exactly the code used in production.
- Page URL
- UTM Codes
- Referrer domain
- Window dimensions
- Browser language
- Browser time zone
We use this information to gauge the interest to certain articles in order to improve the site. The “uniqueness” of a page view is determined with the referrer. If the referring url is not morrismotel.com, then it is marked as unique. No hashes necessary.
Additionally, our analytics dashboard is 100% open to the public. Go to simpleanalytics.com/morrismotel.com to check out our analytics. To maintain the accuracy of our privacy-friendly data collection (without ending up on a “tracker” blacklist), we proxy all of the analytics through our own domain. This prevents the data from being sent directly to the Simple Analytics domain, which in turn prevents your adblocker’s default blacklist from excluding your visit from our analytics. Because let’s be honest, a site of this subject is bound to have a lot of tech-savvy visitors, most of which will probably have an adblocker.
We use an open-source comments system called Giscus, which utilizes GitHub Discussions. You can find Giscus’ source code here. This was the most cost-efficient and transparent way to implement comments.
If you choose to fill out a form, to submit a DMCA request for example, the form contents are sent directly from your browser to our Discord channel via webhook. None of the data is stored anywhere, and this ensures that we can respond as soon as possible.