Is there a reason why there are no “Receive Only” folders?
I’d like my younger child to get at a set of games on her synchronized computer, but I don’t want anything she does to propagate to others. Am I missing something, or can SyncThing not do this?
Or, I want to access my music library but any mods or deletions I do not want propagating into my master music database. Can SyncThing not do this?
Or, I want to set up a one-way data repository drop that only receives updates but does not send back changes, updates, or deletes.
Reading the docs created more confusion: for a Send Only folder, the phrase “Out of Sync” should probably be reserved to when SyncThing will do something more when able. If the Send Only folder is happy and done and nothing more is going to happen, a different status like “Sends Complete” should be shown (which is still different than “Sync’d” which implies fully bidirectional sync’d has been done). The red button “Override Changes” is a problem because it leaves the user commanding a change on a control panel that does not show what changes are being overridden. The red “Override changes” button means to do nothing locally and actually DO changes on other computers, which seems opposite to the button label. How about if the red button is labelled “Master 1-time Broadcast”? No… that’s too verbose.
BTW, how can a “send only” folder have a red button that forces it to broadcast changes and deletions to everybody else? The send-only status was already propagating local changes out onto the network, so why is the red button appearing at all; isn’t the send node always sending changes to other nodes?