@ben It is eternally weird to me that they don't just have one button for Mastodon instances and instead they're doing this weird long list and playing favorites
@BestGirlGrace they shouldn't *need* to manually add generic proof providers. Just enter a domain name and if it has the .well-known thing, it should work.
Plus, with the weird "multiple people can share an account on Mastodon but ONLY ONE ACCOUNT PER PERSON" thing, they don't even need to worry about spam any more than they would for dns and https proofs.
Grab the config:
Then grab the user you're wondering about:
Then either go for the human-friendly view:
or the robot-friendly view:
at no point during this process does keybase need to actually have a human look at the domain. even requiring that someone owns the domain on keybase would be way more than enough.
none of the hard-coded proof providers have dots in them, and as far as I know it doesn't support IPv6 addresses and nobody's gonna run one on a TLD, so why not just assume that if there's a dot it's a valid generic proof provider until told otherwise?
@ben @kitty @monorail @BestGirlGrace to give the devil their due, listing “illegalpornography” in a single user’s profile and listing “illegalpornography” in the published list of websites you can link identities with to everyone that uses keybase are two entirely separate cases
but i will say that the way they seem to be handling all of this is… kind of a mess. they’re going to have to clean this up at some point, and who knows how they’re gonna accomplish that, but if they don’t soon, they’re going to piss more people off and i’m gonna need to use
less to properly display the list of services they work with
@Frinkeldoodle @monorail @kitty @BestGirlGrace added another illegal domain to keybase: https://keybase.io/benlubar/sigs/802e169f5150041ec66e9ba7c6ffce6b6af61c127505c359eefd749d1b9f9ce20f
here's the entire process: https://github.com/tdwtf/WtfWebApp/commit/384cc81388bf106be4e9003640b5fb91224611c9
1. create a "generic" service. call it whatever you want. it doesn't matter.
2. delete all Mastodon instance "services" from keybase. move existing proofs to "generic" if possible, otherwise delete them (it's been less than a week, the people who made the proofs are still around)
3. any service requested with a dot in its name is silently forwarded to the "generic" proof provider.
@ben the 40 genders
This server and all of its members live in the same basement.