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posted by on Sunday February 23 2020, @03:20PM   Printer-friendly
from the anything-not-illegal-is-compulsory dept.

Bleh. Apparently not caring what you do on other sites or even requiring any personal information isn't good enough for the state of Confusion^WCalifornia, so we have a shiny, new, temporary Privacy Policy posted on every page and linked at the top of the nav bar.

If you feel like prettying the language, layout, or whatever up before I get around to it, feel free to do so and submit a pull request.

 
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  • (Score: 2) by hemocyanin on Sunday February 23 2020, @05:44PM (8 children)

    by hemocyanin (186) on Sunday February 23 2020, @05:44PM (#961464) Journal

    re: username, mod points, posts, friends/enemies

    Are these things SN collects, or are they things users generate? Is there a meaningful difference? If the collection is obvious like a post, does it have to be spelled out?

    I also don't think it is necessary to collect IP info. What collecting IP data prevents is a user posting as AC, and then logging in and upmodding his/her own post. Since you can only mod a post once anyway, that isn't a very large evil in my view. Besides, anyone with a VPN can do the same evil without much effort, and lastly, on the scale of evil, upmodding one's own AC post is so low, there's are probably "good acts" that are objectively more evil than that.

    Unless I'm missing something about IP collection, I'd be happy to see that go away.

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  • (Score: 3, Informative) by The Mighty Buzzard on Sunday February 23 2020, @05:55PM

    by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Sunday February 23 2020, @05:55PM (#961469) Homepage Journal

    It's handy (as in extremely effective) as a first line of defense against spammers too. It also helps us spot obvious sockpuppets. It doesn't stick around very long though.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2020, @07:32PM (6 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday February 23 2020, @07:32PM (#961516)

    TMB lies to you, they do store the hashed IPs for a long time and he has admitted it would be trivial to get the actual IP out of it but he is just "too lazy."

    Just FYI, don't take his statements at face value.

    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday February 24 2020, @01:12AM (5 children)

      by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Monday February 24 2020, @01:12AM (#961639) Homepage Journal

      Use IPv6 if it bothers you. They most assuredly are not a trivial keyspace. And, yeah, I lie all the time. It's not like I have more than half a dozen other admins with vastly differing views on everything except our free speech policy reading the Meta stories.

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      • (Score: 2) by edIII on Monday February 24 2020, @02:26AM (4 children)

        by edIII (791) on Monday February 24 2020, @02:26AM (#961675)

        Or use the TOR address. You guys got that right?

        For the record, part of why I'm not worried about this site's privacy policy, are the admins like you. I can give you shit about some things, but not for being a liar or a coward. I trust you guys.

        Is it just me, or is the grammar off here:

        Privacy Policy: We don't track anyone except on this site

        Does that mean you don't normally track people at all, unless they're on this site? :)

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        • (Score: 2) by Chocolate on Monday February 24 2020, @08:43AM

          by Chocolate (8044) on Monday February 24 2020, @08:43AM (#961751) Journal

          Or VPN. Just reconnect every few minutes.

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        • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday February 24 2020, @12:53PM

          by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Monday February 24 2020, @12:53PM (#961801) Homepage Journal

          We do but since none of us staff have a ToR setup that allows us to resolve .onion addresses, it could very well be broken at any given time and nobody would know until the WTF reports start coming in. Anyone who does go through all that trouble and feels like keeping it working is welcome to join staff and do so.

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        • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday February 24 2020, @01:00PM (1 child)

          by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Monday February 24 2020, @01:00PM (#961804) Homepage Journal

          Sorry, didn't catch the question at the end. Switch "normally" with "ever". We track all kinds of things about everyone's interactions with this site (kind of necessary if we want to be able to put user names on comments and such) but nothing about their actions anywhere else. Hell, we don't even log referrers.

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 29 2020, @03:57AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Saturday February 29 2020, @03:57AM (#964506)

            Hell, we don't even log referrers.

            You should put that as the last sentence of the privacy policy.