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  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday April 10 2023, @05:44PM (5 children)

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 10 2023, @05:44PM (#1300771) Journal

    Not aristarchus here, but frequently accused of it by you janrinok

    No, you are AC, we can all see that. I haven't accused you of being aristarchus in this thread and you can claim whatever you wish. You cannot prove it nor can I disprove it.

    Why do you always leave out the IP tracking like it doesn't matter

    I don't mention it because we are not doing it. You are stupid if you think that we can crack both IPv4 and IPv6 hashes without an exceptional amount of storage - far more than we have access to. And if we did use it then I suspect that all it would give us in most cases is the IP of a VPN or TOR node. How would we 'track' you through them? We have hashes. We stopped using them several years ago for anything other linking comments and moderations to stories and accounts. I have said this before. If you don't believe me or you think that the staff are tracking you then your alternative option is quite obvious. However, demanding that we stop doing something that we are not doing is another sign that you do not know what you are talking about.

    but you could rotate the hash at the very least

    Look at the code, changes to the hashing is built in - it is part of slashd. Nevertheless, we have to ensure that we can link every story, comment and moderation going back to 2014 - otherwise we cannot refer to previous stories or quote material posted 9 years ago. So we have to keep the old hashing method in addition to each new one. As far as anyone here is concerned the hashes are merely random numbers allocated to a connection.

    but you're [sic] "community building" is beyond hopeless.

    Fine, we have already discussed the alternative options open to you. I hope you find a site that doesn't use IP addresses to maintain connections.

    Not only does blocking sock puppets not rely on IP addresses or hashes - we don't even use them. We don't need them. Idiots compromise themselves by what they say and how they behave.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 10 2023, @05:52PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 10 2023, @05:52PM (#1300774)

    Ruh roh, janrinok has entered the super-slyiang stage! Someone warn Vegeta Ble!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 10 2023, @08:11PM (3 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 10 2023, @08:11PM (#1300799)

    We stopped using them several years ago for anything other linking comments and moderations to stories and accounts.

    Um, stopped? So SoylentNews was using them for "other" things, prior? So a rouge admin could easily do it again? We are to trust you? No, thanks.

    • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Tuesday April 11 2023, @06:12AM (2 children)

      by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday April 11 2023, @06:12AM (#1300887) Journal

      They were used to link lots of bits of data for which we no longer use them because they provide nothing of any value but require access to the Perl code more than is necessary.

      We stopped using them several years ago for anything other linking comments and moderations to stories and accounts.

      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 11 2023, @06:19AM (1 child)

        by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 11 2023, @06:19AM (#1300890)

        Lies.

        Proof of your lies [soylentnews.org].

        You use them to track people like aristarchus.

        • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 11 2023, @09:36AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday April 11 2023, @09:36AM (#1300931)

          FatPhil is an IT professional, used to work for Nokia, in Finnsland! He would never help janrinok dox a AC, because that would be wrong. As he has asserted many times to janrinok, who refused to listen.