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Re: builds.sr.ht availability 9 months ago

From Roger Pate to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

On 4/16/21 11:25 AM, Nguyễn Gia Phong wrote:
> and to revoke the referrer of any of the referree break the rules.
> This should make people extra careful when referring others.

Scenario A:  I think Sourcehut is great and want others to use it.  Because I can only refer those I trust with my own access, I end up having to promote it with the caveat of "I don't trust you enough to let you try out all of the features".

Scenario B:  I refer someone I mostly trust, but I don't control their security.  They get hacked, and their Sourcehut account is abused.  I am penalized for their security lapse.

Is the complication of a referral scheme actually worthwhile?

Eventually, builds.sr.ht will be a paid-only service anyway.  Due to bad actors it would become a paid-only service sooner than expected, and that should go a long way towards solving the immediate problem.

Re: builds.sr.ht for paid users only 9 months ago

From Roger Pate to ~sircmpwn/sr.ht-discuss

On 4/16/21 6:23 AM, Bastien wrote:
> On the future of build.sr.ht, I would suggest to allow free usage for
> a limited number of builds and paid usage beyond.

That doesn't do anything to prevent the current abuse.  An abusive actor needs only to create a new account to get more builds.

The abusers presumably already create new accounts in the current arms-race that is causing disruption.