Monday, April 04, 2022

Proposal: Pink rock

Times out and fails 0-2 -SingularByte

Adminned at 06 Apr 2022 13:46:14 UTC

In the rule Theses, change “salt which is a flavor text string which can be any value” to “salt which is a flavour text string, which can be any value but which must not contain any words found in the ruleset”.

It still feels a little too possible to have your “salt” be full of stuff that could be in your thesis, with a bit of recontextualising. I’d rather that salts were kept well away from the hash’s content.


SingularByte: he/him

04-04-2022 12:20:32 UTC

Given that salts have to go on the end, I would be legitimately impressed if someone managed to take advantage of them in that way. You’d need to have a whole function name and output as the output of another function.

Josh: he/they

04-04-2022 12:34:43 UTC

Given some of the Blobber functions we have, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility.

I have another concern, that there’s nothing in the Thesis rule that strictly prohibits a Thesis containing text that is neither part of their thesis nor part of their salt - but that’s another issue.

Clucky: he/him

04-04-2022 17:29:33 UTC

what happens if someone’s salt is added to the ruleset? does their thesis become invalid?

Roujo: he/him

04-04-2022 23:34:58 UTC

Good question from Clucky, apart from which I’m FOR this ^^

SingularByte: he/him

05-04-2022 04:19:27 UTC

I have a vested interest in this not passing so against

If anyone actually does try abusing this, I imagine we’d need to hold them to a higher standard of proof of their thesis being unchanged. After all, just because two theses hold the same hash, it doesn’t mean you have two theses, or that they’re in a quantum state. You have the one you picked.

I legitimately can’t think of any salt related scams outside of that scenario either.

Also this wording stops you from having the letter a in a salt which is kinda weird. If this passes, I don’t want to have to go and reset my thesis.

Thunder: he/him

05-04-2022 20:45:36 UTC

I would like to idle.


06-04-2022 04:13:06 UTC