@vanzyl is there a way to leverage this that doesn't require every single user to verify every other single user on keybase? (hence the orange checkmark suggestion)
@pox an automated keybase checker that tags the profile with a badge or something would be ideal, but everything is hosted on best efforts so unless someone steps up and writes something I wouldn't hold my breath.
@vanzyl does mastodon support plugins? this could be as simple as one HTTP GET: fetch the twitter profile page of the same BH alias and look for the BH alias in the description.
@pox keybase has an integrated keybase verification feature for mastodon that puts a check on the profile links page, but not user id at this point in time.
it's not much trust. the thing could be solved automatically by a chrome extension if we agreed on the proof format. point is right now it's n^2 verifications required, and I think some of you who have a big audience might feel differently when spam accounts inevitably show up here...
at the very minimum encourage users to add a consistent twitter proof link to their bh profile
@stephanlivera @ibz @lukedashjr @Mandrik @verretor @TallTim @zlok @nvk
That's not the only drawback. The main drawback is that every user has to follow that link to verify every time (because there isn't even a way to annotate to yourself "yes, I've verified this person already").
But this rel=me direction looks promising: https://www.zylstra.org/blog/2018/10/mastodon-rel-me/
@pox it doesn't solve the issue of individually checking each profile and not having a reference for who is legit that you have already verified like a badge would.
@vanzyl yea, sadly the keybase feature doesn't accomplish this as well. users still need to follow the keybase link and look for the twitter handle and compare, and scammers would just tweak the alias slightly and work around that. this sounds like a feature request for mastodon...
@stephanlivera @pox @ibz @lukedashjr @Mandrik @verretor @TallTim @zlok @nvk FYI, if you have a personal website that people might know (e.g. like Stephan), you can put a rel="me" link on it that points to your Mastodon profile, which the default Mastodon software will verify for people viewing your profile. E.g., here's mine.
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