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How to make private repls without paying
Highwayman (1441)

Warning! This doesn’t actually affect repls in any way as to make them private

It is merely common sense.

When looking at repl.it, the only way to find someone is if they have either posted, been mentioned by someone else, or to find them by scrolling through the leader board.

This can be frustrating, but it has a major upside.

If you do not post or comment, you shall not receive any cycles. This makes it so if anyone were to look for you in any of the boards, they’d never find you and they will have to scroll through the literal millions of people on the leader board in order to find you.

If you never upvote any posts(specifically posts, comments are fine.), then no one will ever see your name period. At all. They, again, would have to search through all of the millions of people on repl.it.

If no one ever finds you, then they will never see your repls.

This is a good thing :)

How to make a basically private account

1) Make your username something random, something unrelated to you, but related to coding as to not raise any eyebrows.
2) never post. never comment. never upvote posts.
3) don’t add your email, name(fake or not) or school/work place.
4) code whatever you want, with a general sense of peace and quiet.

Hope someone finds that helpful. Millions of you have figured that out by now I’m thinking, but to those of you who haven’t: make a new account. Code freely lol. :)

Reynhart (1)

I know this is old, but you can abuse eval, cryptography and environment variables.

Set an environment variable to be your symmetric encryption key, encrypt your code, put it in something like:


Done, now you have a 'private' repl. I don't know if this is against the terms of use, just spreading this for educational purpose.

Highwayman (1441)

That's a good one! I like it! Put that in a .replit file and you have it automatic! cool! yeah! @Reynhart

Reynhart (1)

@Stan085 of course, you are running MY program in MY environment and expecting to receive MY .ENV variables, will never work. Copy the code and run in YOUR environment

bgrubert (189)

You can still go to someone's profile by going to repl.it/@{username here}

Highwayman (1441)

@bgrubert you would have to know their name for that.

Highwayman (1441)

@bgrubert they can’t find your name if you follow the rules. They’ll never know who you are.

MatReiner (124)

if they find out the name, you're doomed

Highwayman (1441)

@MatReiner yeah, but to do that they have to either have seen your person before in one of the boards, and recognized it to be you(which is literally impossible if you follow my rules), or scroll through the millions of other people with no cycles and figure out, purely from the names(of which I told you not to make related to you) which one is you.

MatReiner (124)

@Highwayman are you using mobile/Mac?

MatReiner (124)

@Highwayman it only works on chrome (windows, I think)

Highwayman (1441)

@MatReiner oh. I’m dumb, that was the first thing you posted🤦‍♂️😂 ok..... hm..

Highwayman (1441)

@MatReiner it doesn’t do anything anyways, how would I tell.

LiamDonohue (291)

step 1:
they find your name
step 2:

LiamDonohue (291)

also your website literally shut down my chromebook xD @MatReiner

NoelB33 (345)

Your website made my safari say “a problem occurred” @MatReiner

MatReiner (124)

@NoelBryan ok it only works on computer chrome/edge

NoelB33 (345)

It still did something on my iPad though. @MatReiner