All new users also automatically follow the user ID 6063131

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Your username: .a

1 sentence description of the problem (I was doing _________, and then __________ happened):
I found that whenever you create an account, something odd happens
Steps that the Hopscotch team can take to reproduce my problem every time:

  1. Create a new account
  2. Go to the user with the user ID 6063131 (deepsl8)

    If the steps above don’t work, try these instead:
  3. Create a new account
  4. Go to the following tab
    (I know it says 3 and 4 for the alternate steps. I can’t fix it)
    I expected this to happen:
    You wouldn’t be automatically following them
    But instead this happened:
    You’re following them


Attached above is a cropped snip of a response from the HS servers to an account creation packet. Look at “following_ids”. The id 665372 is normal, that’s the Hopscotch Teams account.
The ID above it is weird though. 6063131. The username attached to the ID 6063131 is “deepsl8” (probably standing for “deepslate”).

Because of the projects on their profile, I do not believe that this user caused this to happen. I do, however, believe that this is a bug.

P.S.: Accounts created before this bug happened haven’t been automatically followed to the user. To reproduce this bug, you will have to create a new account.
Additionally, this seems to only occur when creating an account through the iOS app. I tried creating an account on the Web Explorer and it didn’t occur.

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Reproducing, I’ll keep you updated.

(Non-THT response)

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@000 can you share that a.p.i link?

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I don’t know if I’m allowed to do so since they don’t publicly list it

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yep dont share that then, and dont use it unless you’ve permission

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I also noticed that accounts created through the Web Explorer don’t follow The Hopscotch Team either

Update: After a few minutes or so, I noticed that the account automatically followed both accounts. It was just delayed. However, creating an account through the Web Explorer is not as good of a way to reproduce this glitch every time due to it being delayed.

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oh, and
deepsl8 also published this project.

It is possible that deepsl8 gets a notification every time someone creates an account (because they’re getting followed), however I don’t know. Maybe the system is set up so that whenever an account automatically follows THT on creation, it skips the notification, however it wasn’t built for another account to be automatically followed causing deepsl8 to get a notification every time an account is created.

Or, someone else could have used a glitch (or just straight up hacked into the servers) to cause this to happen, and they may have done other things too.

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Maybe the projects they post saying they are getting botted are just the new user creation

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no, the follows notifications

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I think that’s what he’s saying, the creation of new users may be sending notifications due to the automatic follows

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also, @Jay, were you able to reproduce it? All you have to do is make a new account through the iOS Hopscotch app, go to deepsl8’s profile, and check if you’re following them or not

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lemme try to see

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nope. not following them.

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@000
I tried and deepsl8 was not following me

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try make a new account, the go to their profile. You should be following them, and unable to unfollow, as the system thinks you aren’t; there is still the ‘follow’ button. Except when you go to your following tab, unfollow THT, and then tou are following them.

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@Dogicing and @Jay, to see that you are following them you can’t go onto their profile, for this glitch, it’s in your following tab, which is why it’s easier to make a new account to reproduce this bug.

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try making a new account, and then go to your following tab @Jay

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@000

I am following them, weird

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I don’t follow them. Of course I joined hopscotch before acounts were on hopscotch so I probably didn’t get that packet. Plus I had to follow the hopscotch team manually.

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You have to create a different account, and it may not show as following them right away. If you want to reproduce it, try creating an account and going to the following tab

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