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  1. Lanny virtuosic jazz vampire
    So some jerks have started register accounts with usernames that are visually very similar or identical to existing users. This is known as a "homoglyph attack", it's kind of interesting but it's actually troublingly difficult to address without impacting full unicode support. To try and limit the impact of this kind of username spoofing I've implemented "trip phrases", an idea floated by Bret Victor a couple of years ago. The context is a little different, Victor was thinking in context of chan style tripcodes, password base "authentication" by obfuscation of the password. In this case your trip phrase is generated from your username and is sensitive to homoglyphs, so you can't brute force someone else's trip phrase.

    So what does this actually mean for you? If you go to your profile page and enable tripcodes a 5 word phrase will be displayed most places your username appears. Impostors won't be able to use the same trip phrase, so people can distinguish you from a potential impostor by noting the absence or difference in trip phrase. Unlike user titles it's not tied to post counts so spamming like gollum-impostor did won't be possible.

    Will the phrases be visually distinctive enough for this scheme to work? Hey, who knows, but I encourage you to guinea pig it for me so we can find out.

    Post last edited by Lanny at 2017-04-30T05:39:28.301600+00:00
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  2. Hey why does everyone who's permabanned have the username "The Self Taught Man"? I just noticed that
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  3. I'm the one behind all the clones
  4. Begun this clone war has
  5. my commensal dynamic wicket-keeper?

    This is gay AF.
  6. mmQ motherfucker
    Tee-hee
  7. Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    I got a custom user title. I'll be fine.
  8. Originally posted by Sophie I got a custom user title. I'll be fine.

    Same. But no joke, don't wanna sound like I'm bouncing on my boy Lanny's dick but thank God we have a competent admin who actively gives a shit.
  9. mmQ motherfucker
    Originally posted by Captain Falcon Same. But no joke, don't wanna sound like I'm bouncing on my boy Lanny's dick but thank God we have a competent admin who actively gives a shit.

    Bounce on Lannys dick harder cock boy!
  10. Originally posted by mmQ Bounce on Lannys dick harder cock boy!

    I'd pay to see this!
  11. I'd pay to bounce on my boy Lanny's dick
  12. So what's the fucking hold up here then?
  13. The hold up is that you aren't holding up my boy Lanny's dick
  14. The following users say it would be alright if the author of this post didn't die in a fire!
  15. Lanny virtuosic jazz vampire
    Originally posted by Fox Paws Hey why does everyone who's permabanned have the username "The Self Taught Man"? I just noticed that

    It's not everyone that's permabanned, only people who used the "anonymize" feature. It assigns all your posts to that account, which is banned, and then bans your base account. like over 80% of that account is sploo, for some reason he does this every couple of weeks which kinda defeats the purpose because the entire idea is to make it non-obvious who the original poster was but w/e.
  16. Wait, do if I use the anonymize feature, my current account gets banned and all my posts are made under the name of "The Self Taught Man"? That's a pretty dope feature.
  17. You should add some sort of feature on the back end that obfuscates the IP address of everyone posting through that account.
  18. clowns
  19. Lanny virtuosic jazz vampire
    Originally posted by Captain Falcon Wait, do if I use the anonymize feature, my current account gets banned and all my posts are made under the name of "The Self Taught Man"? That's a pretty dope feature.

    Yee, the hope is that it serves the "got doxxed, coworkers reading my goatsex fetish threads" case without destroying the coherency of threads, so far it seems to have done pretty well, although it looks a bit odd when you have multiple people doing this in the same thread.

    Originally posted by Captain Falcon You should add some sort of feature on the back end that obfuscates the IP address of everyone posting through that account.

    I keep the IP addresses on the posts, I don't want to scrub them. Catching a charge for destroying evidence is not what I'm looking for here.
  20. You absolute fucking cunt, Lanny. You ruined a couple hours of my work you fucking piece of trash.

    I made a mistake, true. You ruined the most epic troll in recent history. Maybe ever depending how far I would have gotten.


    Don't worry, though. I was just trying to have a little fun. Now I'm mad. You will get yours.
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