's spacedrop, that has created so much spam/scam pain: https://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2019/12/keybase-moves-to-deal-with-crypto-chat-spam-as-users-face-scammer-onslaught/
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has finally ended! https://keybase.io/a/i/r/d/r/o/p/spacedrop2019
't say I am sad to see it go at all! However, I hope it will really spur development of blocking/reporting functions now as announced here: https://keybase.io/blog/dealing-with-spam
also really hope they look at going #notforprofit
as a #foundation
for funding. Best way to reestablish trust!
They should also reach out to research, edu and the press.
I posted the following in their "feature requests" channel. I know I was not alone in some of this...I can only hope they maybe listened to some of us and this ending is the start:
@max and @chris and the keybase team that cares to read - If I recall correctly, you wanted to bring up Keybase learning from the processes of OkCupid. If you have truly wanted to implement learning from OkCupid, you would also want to learn from issues with Keybase. Some would say proper learning is essentially a method of "See one, Do one, Teach one". You may have seen issues in the OkCupid days (See one), now you are in the middle of dealing with multiple scamming/spamming attacks on the Keybase infrastructure (Do one). This attack (and yes, I am calling it an attack) is taking up username space, team space names that are unique, crowding the actual humans out with turks and bots and generally making the chat ecosystem diluted in its value and is actually helping expose all of us to parties/organizations we would not usually be exposed to under normal use.
When this is all done, the best way to firm up learning from all this is to Teach one by writing about this; a complete post mortem. This should include the decision process for doing the spacedrop (things like if it was part of the agreement for funding and if there were talks of the purpose for it), the vectors of attack that were discovered and how Keybase and Stellar was able to mitigate, finally what tools will be added and at a rough timeframe.
Doing this important Teach one process and keeping transparent about it is important to have on record. It firms up the pedagogical process mentioned above. It allows others to see and learn from it on their journeys, creating a history (since people unaware of history are doomed to repeat it!!). Finally, it would go a long way to reaffirming a trust that has likely been shaken for many users here.
I am writing this because I do care about the platform. The features that were available before xlm was what attracted me to this platform. I saw an excellent ecosystem ripe for implementation not only social media but for research (like ORCID - https://orcid.org/), education (you are implementing Andrew-style filesystems already), and the press (see the tech from https://freedom.press/). These vectors aren't exploitable in the way we are seeing cryptocurrencies and would serve a human interest value.