Pastebin [was: Trying to make a basic Python score counter in a game... will not count.]

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Dec 16 21:13:44 CET 2012


On Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 5:35 AM, Ian Kelly <ian.g.kelly at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 10:32 AM, Kwpolska <kwpolska at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Sun, Dec 16, 2012 at 6:25 PM,  <rurpy at yahoo.com> wrote:
>>> On Sunday, December 16, 2012 10:09:53 AM UTC-7, Kwpolska wrote:
>>>>[...]
>>>> PS. please do not use pastebin.com.
>>>
>>> Why?
>>
>> http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=2595066 should answer this very question.
>
> That seems to be a problem with a certain class of users that have
> adopted Pastebin, not a problem with the site itself.  What do you
> hope to accomplish by boycotting Pastebin for actual code pastes?
> Even if the site were to cease to exist tomorrow, what is to stop the
> hackers from simply switching to dpaste or gist like everybody else?

The comment by genbattle in the above link is an important one, I
think. The last time I used pastebin was for Pike code - does any
competing site have Pike support?

http://pastebin.com/UNTj642Y

I don't understand the idea behind the boycott. Are people worried
about the longevity of linked-to content, in the event that pastebin
should, as you say, cease to exist tomorrow? Or is it that some won't
click a pastebin link in case it's abusive? This isn't the sort of
abuse that can compromise your computer.

ChrisA



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