Dotabuff shutdown

#1drakkus07Posted 1/25/2013 3:30:41 PM
https://dotabuff.com/pages/2013-01-25-shutdown

So odd. I was able to view my profile 15 minutes ago
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#2NewAnimeFanDVPosted 1/25/2013 3:32:56 PM
Damm, was just about to post this.

Yeah i could see my profile a few minutes ago too.
Was wondering why it didn't update my last game.
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#3CharismachinePosted 1/25/2013 3:37:59 PM
This is sad news indeed.
#4Black_HydrasPosted 1/25/2013 3:39:32 PM
Unfortunate.
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#5UltraCookiePosted 1/25/2013 3:41:42 PM
Valve: Hey Dotabuff, before you release your new DBR feature, would you mind requiring users to manually set their Dotabuff profile page to visible before anyone can see their history on your site? That way the site can still function at 100% capacity with no privacy concerns
Dotabuff: no probs brah

What a better outcome that would have lead to.
#6funkyfritterPosted 1/25/2013 3:45:50 PM(edited)
I agree with Valve's stance on player privacy, they should have communicated their intentions better. The DB guys put a lot of time and effort into the site, it stinks that the whole operation was negated without much prior notice.

UltraCookie posted...
Valve: Hey Dotabuff, before you release your new DBR feature, would you mind requiring users to manually set their Dotabuff profile page to visible before anyone can see their history on your site? That way the site can still function at 100% capacity with no privacy concerns
Dotabuff: no probs brah

What a better outcome that would have lead to.


The problem with that is that there's nothing stopping some other site from using the same setup without the same ethical considerations. The security gap had to be closed, but they certainly could have communicated it better.
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#7AlgernonMabusPosted 1/25/2013 3:44:15 PM
How ridiculous. Dotabuff and Valve both came off as little babies in this whole fiasco.
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#8MoonDanceKidPosted 1/25/2013 3:48:06 PM
I guess I'm not surprised that the website would shut down because a lot of dotabuff's functionality got screwed because of what Valve did, but I'm most upset because Dotabuff was a very nice website. Good interface, nice statistics, easy to navigate, etc. And it had a lot of potential.

They also said that Valve never asked them to stop with the DBR: They never even mentioned DBR and if they would have ask we would have. Seriously.

And if you look at the shutdown page, they even show that they had an option to set your DBR to private or public.

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#9PirahnoPlantmanPosted 1/25/2013 3:51:38 PM(edited)
From: MoonDanceKid | #008
And if you look at the shutdown page, they even show that they had an option to set your DBR to private or public.

It's all poor communication. If they had said they would implement an option like that earlier I'm sure Valve wouldn't have taken such drastic measures.

I guess you could say http://i.imgur.com/o5Hm1VZ.jpg
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#10MezmorizorPosted 1/25/2013 3:50:13 PM
It's pretty ridiculous that the dotabuff owner is lambasting valve for making the option private by default. That's just how privacy matters work.
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