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  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday April 10 2023, @07:00PM (2 children)

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 10 2023, @07:00PM (#1300790) Journal

    So many lies.

    Not a single one.

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

    I haven't accused you of being aristarchus in this thread. What you claim may have occurred elsewhere you can neither prove was you nor can I disprove it. So that avenue is irrelevant.

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

    I leave it out because we are not doing it. The IPs are converted to hashes. I never see an IP address. If you think that decrypting both IPv4 and IPv6 hashes is trivial go ahead and demonstrate how trivial it is. It would require far more storage than we have ever had available to us on this site. And what would the decrypted hash give us? Probably the IP address of a VPN or TOR node. How would we track anyone through that? Most hashes change frequently. If the hashing mechanism has not changed as you allege but your hashes do change, then you must be changing your IP address. So you have just demonstrated that even if we were to decrypt IP addresses it would be pointless. Well done, sir, you have just proven that your claim is impractical.

    But demanding that we stop doing something that we are not doing just demonstrates that you do not know what you are talking about. We do not track IP addresses or hashes. We use hashes for linking stories, comments, and moderations together. Effectively the hash is little more than a random number generated for a connection. IPv6 has changed lots of things. After the sock-puppet 'war' in 2021 everybody realised the vulnerability of fixed IP addresses and they changed to using ephemeral connections via VPNs and TOR.

    If you still believe that we are tracking you then I suggest that the only option left for you is quite obvious. I hope that you find a site more to your liking and one that does not use IP addresses to maintain connections.

    IP addresses are hashed, with the same hash since site launch

    How has IPv6 affected that? There are far more IP addresses now than there were a few years ago. And probably far more collisions. I haven't been allocated an IPv4 address by my ISP for over 3 years now. I no longer use hashes for anything - they are, as I have said, effectively random numbers.

    I've seen commentary guessing at the manufacturer of user devices and AC identity ...

    Where? I would appreciate a link because I haven't seen it on this site. Maybe I missed it. Or are you referring to a discussion somewhere else?

    ... which reveals that staff are leaking privileged information

    Where? Link please.

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

    Definitely not aristarchus! I have already mentioned the obvious option open to you.

    Blocking sock-puppets does not use hashes at any stage of the processing. Idiots compromise themselves by their actions, comments and behaviour, and sometimes their spilling mistooks. ;¬)

    I am not interested in knowing who people are or where they live. My interest starts and stops at our servers.
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  • (Score: 2) by janrinok on Monday April 10 2023, @07:02PM

    by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday April 10 2023, @07:02PM (#1300792) Journal

    Sorry - the first post didn't appear so I rewrote it from scratch and posted that - to discover that the original had eventually found its way through the pipes....

    I am not interested in knowing who people are or where they live. My interest starts and stops at our servers.
  • (Score: -1, Troll) by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 10 2023, @07:22PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 10 2023, @07:22PM (#1300793)

    Lie if you want, your more recent responses now rely on adhoms and blatant lies. As for spelling mistooks why should anyone bother proof reading callouts of site abuse? Keep spinning your forever tracking of IPs and user targeted modbans as no big deals, guess it is up to users to determine if they want to trust you. All you give are evasions and condescension, the nirmal behavior of a fascist that can not defend their own actions. SN was alt-right from the start and you're salty people keep pointing it out. Hopefully gen z gives old farts like you the boot instead of having to fight ww3 against nazis 2.0

    Wut do you think mr boomboom?