Introducing Defend the Web

Luke [flabbyrabbit]
a week ago | edited a week ago

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HackThis!! has been a long term personal project for > 10 years but it has been neglected for far too long! The only solution was to start again (as all good developers think) and here we are … introducing Defend the Web a reincarnation.

Data

All data from the old site should have been migrated across. There are bound to be some oddities arising such as character encoding and most notably the change from BBCode to Markdown. Please check your profile and forum signatures to make sure they still look as intended. Any major problems please let us know 😀

Help pages

We could do with some help to fill the help pages with content which aims to be the central repository of site knowledge that we can point new and lost users towards. Send me a pm and we’ll get it fleshed out.

Chat

Chat is currently offline, I am working on fixing it now

Moderators

The way moderation works has changed to include more people. As you earn reputation more moderation options will be available mainly around discussions. Again this is still a work in progress but if you’re lucky enough to have unlocked this privileges keep an eye on the moderation queues and help us keep DtW clean, friendly and free of spam.

There are a lot of changes, additions and some omissions but we will try and fill in the blanks as we go. Again let us know if there is anything you feel is missing or incorrect.

Any questions, comments, feedback, concerns, rebuttals, assessments, criticisms or even praise post below and lets make DtW as awesome as HT!! was.

RIP HT!! 2008 - 2019

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Pawda [Memoria]
a week ago

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Contratulations on the release @flabbyrabbit !
A new adventure is starting, welcome to all the new heads ~

I was wondering why I had a mod icon, makes sense now…

fazberry
a week ago

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Nice one @flabbyrabbit !

Site looks great!

Darwin [DIDIx13]
a week ago | edited a week ago

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Congratulations ! What an update looks clean and easy to use.

The new interfaces is way easier and faster nice job.

Maybe the medal list is too big and unclear, sorting list should help too.

How can we contribute to the website? :)

(Damn that reply button next to post reply already trapped me 2 times)

(Also why is this thread not listed in hot discussions?)

Edit: Since the moderation change an explanation of the privileges would be greatly welcome, what can users do at what level :) i.e:https://stackoverflow.com/help/privileges

Edit2: Old members, convert your articles from BB code to Markdown (very easy), and now you can change the status of your post as answered and mark a message as the answer (Which is amazing).


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Hack This is Dead!
Long Live Defend the Web!

WHGhost
a week ago

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Wow, what amazing news!
I haven’t been very active for some time, so receiving email notifications entitled Defend the Web was huge and pleasant surprise!
Thanks you very much @flabbyrabbit for the amazing work, I can’t wait to get some time off to discover this new site.


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Congratulations !
Site looks great!

fred [feuerstein]
a week ago

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Well done mate :) more to play

SIGKILL [r4v463]
a week ago

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Hi all, it’s been quite a while!!

Thanks @flabbyrabbit I cannot imagine the time it took you to build this new website and to perform the migration. Well done!!

HackThis!! lived for 11 years, I can only hope that Defend the Web will live at least as long!

Plus, happy 5th of November to everyone!

PS: watch yourselves guys, I can now moderate è_é

Mugi [Mugiwara27]
a week ago

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Beautiful work!!
I still don’t get how I can get the patrol medal as I don’t flag post because I delete them right off the bat :p

But beautiful work, so nice to have new levels tho!

kamozey
a week ago

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Wow! This is reincarnation is Clean and just more aesthetic. Looks great and Congratulations!

f0rk [HackingGuy]
a week ago

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Absolutely amazing! I love the new format for challenges!

Darwin [DIDIx13]
a week ago | edited a week ago

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@Mugiwara27 Actually with all the moderators this will be hard to get :p

Specially for us who are moderators :(

Luke [flabbyrabbit]
a week ago

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Good spot on the patrol medal … will have to think of the best way to award this

SIGKILL [r4v463]
a week ago

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We can put ourselves together, while the first one spams, the second one reports and the third one deletes.

ALT

Darwin [DIDIx13]
a week ago

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Agreed, I reported your post @r4v463, waiting for a moderator to delete it(joking)

cryptzon
a week ago

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Congrats!! Looks awesome and very clean. Thank you so much for all your hard work to make HT!! and now DtW an amazing place :)


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@flabbyrabbit ! Dude this site rocks! I’ve gotta explore this, but I really like what I see :) While you have taken a break or two, we all appreciate your continued dedication to this site.


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Oh wow that’s a big change. HackThis!!, your facelift looks great. :D
Good job! Please make a dark theme though, this is burning my eyes.

And I think the moderator part might need some more tuning/explanation, it’s a bit weird being a moderator without having interacted with people around here haha.

SIGKILL [r4v463]
5 days ago

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Click on “black hat” at the bottom of the sidebar ;)


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Oh thanks, it was hidden behind an addon I have haha. Then I have nothing to say, pure upgrade! :D

Luke [flabbyrabbit]
5 days ago

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Thanks @Sk8erOfBodom and everyone else for all the positive feedback 👍

Yeah the moderation section needs some work especially around onboarding and there is learning to be done on who should and shouldn’t get access.

SIGKILL [r4v463]
5 days ago

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Rule N°1: In case of doubt, delete all the messages ;)

It would be great to store the choice of the theme in cookies. For now, it seems to be stored in session variables, right?


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Seems like it is stored on the server, there is a POST request sent to the API server when you click on the button. :)
(I just looked at the JS source, this is what this website is about right?)

Keeper
4 days ago

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Great to see it up and rolling.

I’ll dedicate more time to help improve the platform.

Ricky [V0xel94]
4 days ago

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Well done guys! It looks great :)

juniorlef11
a day ago

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Well Done!!

ander1044
a day ago

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Still trying to get used to the new interface.
RIP HackThis💔
Long Live DefendTheWeb 😎💪

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