Summer poll 2021. Do you use the <meta name="generator" > tag?

Today I would like to ask the Hugo community something …

How often do you include the <meta name="generator" content="Hugo 0.##" /> tag in the head of the sites you create with Hugo?
I mean the one that can be generated (among other ways) with:

Your vote will be anonymous so that you can answer with total sincerity. :see_no_evil:

  • Always.
  • Usually.
  • Sometimes
  • Rarely.
  • Never.

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Other options, (pls, write in the comments).

You mean the one that’s included by default in every site unless you explicitly disable it? :grin:

I only turn it off for the Makefile entry that diffs the output of two releases to make sure my blog (~10,000 content files, originally created with Hugo v0.19) hasn’t been broken by any changes.

Exactly. That tag. :grin:

Or {{ hugo.Generator }}

Dot or not dot?

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I did not intentionally include the tag in the source code of my page. But Hugo does that automatically. From my point of view, I can’t think of any reason why I should deactivate this. In the footer of the page, I also refer to Hugo.

Both versions.

Although it would be preferable to use this one that you indicate, without a point. Because the version with the initial dot will be deprecated soon.

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Some developers may have reasons to hide this tag, sometimes.

This survey can tell us that there are more sites built with Hugo than indicated by the metrics of sites like w3techs or Web Almanac.

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