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Hey! If you're here that means hack.af/pack is temporarily down. It's my job to keep it up, so I'm sorry about that.

Over the past week or so someone has been spamming our form through Tor with generated GitHub accounts. I paused the form and put out an open letter for the spammer yesterday in hopes they'd stop. Today they started back up submitting spam accounts.

Around noon GitHub told me they'd have to revoke all historical Student Developer Packs we've authorized if the spam continues after today. To prevent regular Hack Clubbers from losing their GitHub Pro status, I'm not issuing new Hack Packs until this is fixed.

-- Max (@msw, max@hackclub.com), Hack Club Engineering

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@karamchandgndhi karamchandgndhi commented Dec 13, 2020

add some kind of protection sir so spammer cant spam this awesome service u provide :)

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@alialiwa2005 alialiwa2005 commented Dec 17, 2020

@maxwofford, I have a concept to limit future cases of spamming/Sybil attacks. May I email you or would I chat with you on slack? What do you prefer?

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@theAnshulGupta theAnshulGupta commented Jan 8, 2021

dang, that's pretty rude

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@Zeiezco Zeiezco commented Jan 11, 2021

That's bad, very bad

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@malakar-soham malakar-soham commented Jan 23, 2021

I think, instead of the members, if the Hack Club leads fill the form on their behalf, we can prevent spamming

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@maxwofford maxwofford commented Jan 25, 2021

Just giving a quick update on this, we're now in talks with GitHub about future plans for the Hack Pack (if we both want to continue providing it etc.), so I can't give a launch date on a new (spam-resistant) form.

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@theAnshulGupta theAnshulGupta commented Jan 25, 2021

I really hope it continues! Getting a Hack Pack would be awesome.

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@aastha1997 aastha1997 commented Jan 26, 2021

But how do the deserving ones get their packs?

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@marius-schaefer marius-schaefer commented Jan 26, 2021

Currently you have to apply on your own directly through github, hopefully this gets solved soon

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@theAnshulGupta theAnshulGupta commented Jan 26, 2021

Is this hack pack the same as github education's pack?

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@M7medfaleh M7medfaleh commented Jan 28, 2021

hack club

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@umutambyi-gad umutambyi-gad commented Feb 24, 2021

sad

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@theAnshulGupta theAnshulGupta commented Mar 17, 2021

Any update on the pack ?

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@l3gacyb3ta l3gacyb3ta commented Apr 23, 2021

Any news on this?

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@mriceflame mriceflame commented Apr 26, 2021

Any update on this???? as its already 5 months old

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@amartesh amartesh commented Apr 28, 2021

I understand your concern.

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@theAnshulGupta theAnshulGupta commented Apr 30, 2021

lol

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@Jalwanahmed Jalwanahmed commented Jun 2, 2021

when will this be fixed

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