You all may have seen that someone has been going around posting unsavory content (to say the least) to various apps and challenge entries.
With the help of @TheDrone7, we've been able to locate the abuser and ban them from the site for life. We also have all his information and IP address and if the person in question were to return we'll be escalating to the authorities.
I wanted to share this publicly so that:
1- you know that we don't tolerate behavior like this
2- you secure your apps and websites preferably with Repl.it auth (which allowed us to catch the attacker)
Read more about Auth here: https://repl.it/talk/learn/Authenticating-users-with-Replit-Auth/23460
@LittleNomster i have some experience getting away with social media in extremely locked down environments, that id rather not elaborate on here.
by the way, there are web interfaces to at least some areas of discord made by repl.it users, some of which should be barebones enough to not look like discord and which should bypass the firewall.
edit: the most well-known one is discross (https://discross.digital/) but it requires that you have a discord account
however, if all you need is a non-suspicious chat that relays to discord servers i have admin in, im more than willing to set up a bot for it
@LittleNomster discross doesnt want your discord username and password, they want the name and password you get from linking your actual discord account by sending the bot a message with your actual account
i actually just switched tabs from programming a system that once complete will allow users to talk in specific discord channels without a discord account at all
Lets go first we ban the abusers and next we ban racism >:). Coding will solve the worlds problem. #BangladeshianAmericanCoders
@codergamer420 Well you see, hatred really can't ever be "banned" per say, but it really depends on what your version of racism is. My definition would be that racism is when someone is dehumanized because of their race. It is indeed a vague term, and of course, it would be hard to "ban". I do agree that it is bad. On my websites I do see the N-Word sometimes(I embed Google Documents onto them for a little interactivity) but I have not removed them because of my shear laziness.
@CodeSalvageON well actually, i see ending racism as one of my biggest code goals, and method i view ending racism is through changing the view s of everyone so they arent racist through extremely beautiful code. You do not have the pakistanian spirit that is needed to fight racism. #brave pakistna code
@bossotron13 It's not a phishing site LMAO, we just make a request to repl.it to verify the user and get their Email ID, username and avatar icon. It is open source to let those who worry that their credentials might be stolen know that their credentials are as safe as they can be.
Also, it's trust-able enough to win the entire Massively Multiplayer Hackathon.
@sanjaykdragon It's supposed to be https://www.dolya.me/CHANGES.txt The
www is compulsory if you wish to directly access one of our static files. As when you visit the regular link i.e. https://dolya.me we just have a permanent redirect to https://www.dolya.me irrespective of path. We had to do this because repls can be linked to only CNAMEs and most DNS Management services don't allow CNAMEs at root level so we choose
www to be the CNAME.
Hopefully we got him... but literally 20 minutes ago a similar person just defaced the meme.me project with a bunch of nsfw and ours just got spammed with troll/hacker faces...
@MatthewDoan1 well it used html, css, and js (which was bad because it exposed the firebase key and relied too much on the client) and built on top of brain.js (for text classification for the environment) and firebase (for the database). I guess you could read the essay we wrote, but that's pretty much it.