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The problem with legacy profile customizers

I see a bunch of profiles that reuse code from legacy MySpace profile customizer sites. Not only that these are living fossils that should disappear (seriously, who's paying for keeping them online?), but the code is not compatible with SpaceHey, which has a lot leaner base code than the old MySpace, or the other reboots, and to make it worse, these customizer sites lack HTTPS, turning an otherwise encrypted website into a security mess.

This is why the SpaceHey Hacks, a GitHub community for profile tweaks, hacks, and more community must come together, creating useful tutorials, remotely - GitHub - hosted lean code samples which could be used as is, or customized with clear instructions.

PS: looked into the HTML code of the other, older MySpace reboot, which I will not name here, and tbh I hate it, and it is also full of trackers, and ads, and whatnot. Keep our code lean, clean and simple, and our business practice privacy friendly.

PS2: yes, that's a SpaceHey Hacks badge, in the Classic style.


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Zsolt

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Yes, that's my idea that all the stuff gets dumped into a GitHub repo, the rules outlined in the README.md in the root of the repo, and then specific tweaks in folders, eg the Classicify+ I've been tinkering with. Each folder will have its own README.md, describing what the css contains, how to add as-is (with @import, obviously), and how to customize.


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Violation

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Woah a community... how do we do it... Can we make a github... awesome-spacehey lol


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Shanen

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Welp, thanks for the heads up, I'll get right away to hosting all insecure elements on my own


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GuitarNinja

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I'm guilty of this. I didn't even think about my visitors leaking http port 80 stuff. Crazy to think we were all interacting in plain text back then with no safeguards. Thanks for taking initiative and yes, the online now icon is too big.


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Zsolt

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I will probably create a smaller badge too, one that corresponds to the classic Online Now badge size.


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