The service offers the ability to purchase credits through cryptocurrencies, as well as offers the data for AI training purposes.

  • @TheFeatureCreature
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    1751 month ago

    Excited to see Discord do absolutely nothing about this despite it being an egregious breach of their TOS.

      • @Tanoh
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        61 month ago

        …and when they don’t pay Discord under the table. Discord wouldn’t be unique if this was the case either.

    • chameleon
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      181 month ago

      I think they’ll give it a genuine shot. These stalking services pop up like weeds and every time it gets some media attention they end up with significant problems not much later. dis.cool was the last well-known entry but there’s been more.

    • @[email protected]
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      91 month ago

      Can’t wait for it to die and wither out. But I know they will retain a big pool of users on hostage like reddit or fb for a while.

        • Armok: God of Blood
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          31 month ago

          If it has the same issues Lemmy does, probably not. People don’t want to build an account on a server only to find out, three months later, it’s run by tankies, or anti-piracy watchdogs, or any other number of unsavory things.

      • @afraid_of_zombies
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        31 month ago

        I am still on it because of a small circle of friends.

  • @[email protected]
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    691 month ago

    From the article, the data collection hinges on a bot going into a public server then scraping the history. Still a problem that Discord should act on, but it looks like there is no need to worry about private servers.

    • @[email protected]
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      81 month ago

      Does anyone know what kind of naming pattern or bot identification methods we could use? I belong to a small public server that’s there to serve a public need.

      • @trashgirlfriend
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        41 month ago

        You could probably have a verification system thing that I’ve seen some public servers have where you have to complete some action before getting access to the actual channels.

    • @wreckedcarzz
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      -71 month ago

      “private” = small ‘servers’ that aren’t in the public index (I think you have to have like 500 people to be eligible or something), or…?

      • Aatube
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        331 month ago

        You literally just set the server to private, which is invite-only and has slightly less features. Any public/community server is in the public index.

        • @wreckedcarzz
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          31 month ago

          I’ve ran a discord server for 8 years and I have 0 recollection of this setting. Where is it?

    • @[email protected]
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      281 month ago

      If they could somehow make this data available to search engines. Maybe we can start being able to google random problems and actually find solutions again.

    • @[email protected]
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      61 month ago

      This is assuming the bots are allowed (or, at least not prevented in coming) in by the server admin and the bot is not obfuscated some how. If the bots are taking advantage of an expolit, or not being up front, then we have trouble.

    • @eyeon
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      61 month ago

      the content being scraped is from users, they do not control what bots are added to servers.

      It’s much more like the Cambridge Analytics scandal in that users posted content that was shared with friends but not explicitly shared publicly, but those friends then granted a third party access to all of the data.

  • Aatube
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    it redirects to a video of the infamous Jonah Jameson’s “Are you serious?” scene from Spider-Man

    No, it hosts the video. DMCA!!1!!1!!!

    Edit: Italicized “hosts”. Wish we could use the <em> tag.

  • @Ginger666
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    111 month ago

    You have to pay for it…

  • @[email protected]
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    61 month ago

    Deleted discord recently because of the ads. Glad I did as iv been looking for reason to delete it for a while.

  • @Asudox
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    Time to switch to alternative open source ones: Revolt, Matrix, Spacebar…

    Revolt looks and functions the most like Discord.

    • @RealFknNito
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      31 month ago

      Just never talk in a public server and it still won’t.

    • body_by_make
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      191 month ago

      You should learn about how message federation works on Lemmy