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More about Frienditto
Seems like they're in some trouble, I also see that LJDrama.com and .org have started redirecting to LJs now. I've heard that DreamHost is *very* displeased with the impact on their servers and the flood of complaints. And it seems they may be under legal duress - what a shame.

I also direct people to ditto_cops and ditto_cop. Especially the former - they've tried to compile a list of usernames found to have locked entires 'dittoed'.

I am: lonely lonely
Current Media: TiVo: MI-5

purly From: purly Date: March 6th, 2005 01:02 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
I fail to understand what's going on with frienditto. Is it just archiving all your friends' locked posts somewhere if you give it your password?
From: ninjarat Date: March 6th, 2005 02:57 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
The short version is that if I frendittoed Zoner's Lj I would get all of his friends only entries and those entries would be made available for ANYONE to see, byapssing the FO lock.
zonereyrie From: zonereyrie Date: March 6th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
You can 'ditto' any post you have access to. You're on my friends list - if I make a friends-only post then you could ditto it to their site by giving it your user name and password. But that would make it *public* - whenever you ditto a post, it goes into their public database that *anyone* can access. So you'd be taking something private and exposing it to the net.

And it can be any post you have access to, no matter how limited the filter.

People are using this to deliberately be assholes. Breaking someone's trust to expose private entries in an attempt to cause trouble and create more drama - which many of us believe is the real purpose of the site in the first place, seeing as the people behind it already run a couple of sites dedicated to cataloging drama - and stirring up shit to create more.

It looks like they got tired of people deleting public posts they wanted to use for drama, and they wanted to do more by exposing private posts. They like to toy with people and cause problems just to watch the fallout - they think it is funny.

I hope they think it is funny that they're being sued. I hope they get all the drama they ever wanted in their own lives.
purly From: purly Date: March 6th, 2005 11:33 pm (UTC) (Direct Link)
Thanks for the heads up... I just unfriended like 40 people I only knew so-so.