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I love how direct and non-patronizing this is. I wouldn’t be surprised if a corporate platform in the same situation just said “Oh no! We had an oopsie :(” or something like that.

@SirLotsaLocks
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Yeah the slow changing of errors and actual information on how things went wrong turning into “uh oh the magic hamsters stopped rolling their wheels” is frustrating.

Travis Skaalgard
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“Error 404? Too technical. Try something like ‘Oopsie-woopsie! We had a fucky-wucky :(’”

Ephera
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Well, you reminded me of this, so you all have to suffer with me:

Travis Skaalgard
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This is in fact what I was referencing, lmao

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I hate the ones that try to error codes poetic or inspiring or something.

If your website errors, chances are I’m at least a little frustrated and in no mood for some quote a motivational speaker wrote. Tell me the error code, describe the error if you want, just keep it professional.

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“Are you blocking our malware infested cryptomining ads?! YOU’RE STEALING FOOD RIGHT OUT OF OUR MOUTHS!!!”

poVoq
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Is there a browser add-on that automatically whitelists (or what ever the current en vogue term for that is) javascript from FOSS code running websites by comparing the JS files to a hash or something like that?

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@SirLotsaLocks
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ooo this is exactly what I’ve been wanting

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Yes, I am somewhat aware of this… but I think this needs support on the side of the website code itself, right? I was rather thinking about a pure client-side option. Edit: ok the white listing works client side only, but some sort of automated hash based system that I could install on the browser of my hypothetical grandmother would still be great to have.

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poVoq
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Sure, but that wouldn’t work on various instances of Peertube running the same javascript code on different domains.

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Why not hash known javascript files and compare them to those offered by the site? That would even work with CDN sources.

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True, although you would still benefit from the speed improvement of not actually executing the javascript if blocked. I would see this rather as an extension to an existing ad-blocker or something like that, so that most known to be bad javascript gets blocked immediately and only the unknown ones get compared by hash.

@AgreeableLandscape
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Would understand their users better if they made it work without JS though.

Default HTML5 Video player for the win.

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@AgreeableLandscape
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Peertube uses P2P? As in your computer uploads parts of the video to other users as you watch it? Actually didn’t wasn’t aware of that since most P2P software tells you that it uses your device for uploading when you first open it.

I mean, I guess that’s why it’s called Peertube?

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I know this comment is a couple of months old now, but just getting caught up on this community today. If you haven’t had a chance, I would recommend having a look at https://joinpeertube.org/ and the section “About peer-to-peer broadcasting and watching”. Heck, maybe all the sections? Peertube has a pile of excellent things going on under the hood.

Ephera
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I mean, they do show a little overlay which sort of hints at that:

the sharing system used for this video implies that some technical information about your system (such as a public IP address) can be sent to other peers. More information

It does look like a Cookie banner, so you might’ve overlooked it…

@AgreeableLandscape
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I feel like it should straight up tell you that it’s a file sharing program and what is downloaded to your system will be re uploaded. Like how many BitTorrent clients do. That way there’s no ambiguity.

@Niquarl
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You can disable p2p stuff to be fair but it is on by default.

@nutomic
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When you watch a video, number of connected peers is shown right below. You can also hover to see the data uploaded and downloaded. If you’re worried about copyright, then use a vpn.

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@nutomic
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Peertube already serves videos as normal mp4 files that can be played in the browser. Just a noscript frontend doesnt exist. And considering that very few people would use it, bandwidth would likely not be a problem.

@Scholar_Succulent
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I always found that this kind of text would gain to be a little bit nicer…

SnowCode
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Sure. But for corporate platform that would be a terrible move. Because that would mean they assume to be unsecure.

@Scholar_Succulent
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Why would they be saying that?

I was proposing a simple landing page, something to give the bots a chew on.

I’m not sure a simple scraper could get much out of this page, and that’s really sad for an open source project…

@Niquarl
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Honnestly, if JS is a problem then perhaps PeerTube should make an alternative client.

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@Niquarl
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I’ve seen found out about SimpleerTube and recommended it in that list you linked so that’s one option without using javascript. Of course, I’m thinking also of the possibility that desktop client could do for P2P sharing too. Apparently, there is a project for a Linux client so that’s cool. I don’t have a problem about JS personally and yeah it’s OSS so if somebody wants it maybe they could do something (I’d be up to donate a small amount maybe too). Perhaps Framasoft’s PeerTube team could help boost third party clients in their next fundraiser too? Maybe give a percentage of funds to selected projects but that is of course more work and I’m not sure Framasoft would want to do that either way. They could also just do a series of blogpost and emails about those clients with a message on how to support them (both code contributions, reporting bugs, feature request and donations).

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@Niquarl
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Yes I agree completely with you. I’m looking forward to Cuttlefish as that seems like the direction they are going.

A free software to take back control of your videos

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