Stream: wg-traits

Topic: dropbox paper permissions


Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:09, on Zulip):

It looks like Dropbox paper wants me to either give access to all my files or create an entirely new account... This is not a great system. pasted image

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:09, on Zulip):

What did other people do about this?

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:09, on Zulip):

Did you just give access to all your files?

nikomatsakis (Feb 25 2019 at 19:09, on Zulip):

Ah, hmm, maybe a reason not to use Dropbox Paper after all

nikomatsakis (Feb 25 2019 at 19:09, on Zulip):

I knew I remembered it had some horrible flaws but couldn't remember what they were

nikomatsakis (Feb 25 2019 at 19:09, on Zulip):

I have two accounts

nikomatsakis (Feb 25 2019 at 19:09, on Zulip):

but it's annoying

nikomatsakis (Feb 25 2019 at 19:10, on Zulip):

I knew I remembered it had some horrible flaws but couldn't remember what they were

I thought it was just a matter of having to invite people

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:10, on Zulip):

Okay I figured out a pretty easy workaround: Instead of varma.sunjay@gmail.com, I signed up for a new account using varma.sunjay+rustdropboxpaper@gmail.com

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:10, on Zulip):

Both go to the same email

nikomatsakis (Feb 25 2019 at 19:10, on Zulip):

yeah seems fine

nikomatsakis (Feb 25 2019 at 19:10, on Zulip):

but still...

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:10, on Zulip):

Yeah not great

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:11, on Zulip):

but I can live with this

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:11, on Zulip):

:)

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:11, on Zulip):

I wish it was a folder I could just access

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:12, on Zulip):

Also, joining this gives me access to the names and emails of literally every member (personal emails!)

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:12, on Zulip):

Is that a concern for anyone?

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:12, on Zulip):

Should be that only admins have that info

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:12, on Zulip):

They did not think this through...

nikomatsakis (Feb 25 2019 at 19:13, on Zulip):

I'm not concerned about you, but you're quickly convincing me to reconsider

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:14, on Zulip):

Yeah it's not that I'd do anything with that info, it's that everyone shouldn't have access :scared:

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:14, on Zulip):

Is there a contact at Dropbox we could reach out to? Maybe this stuff could be fixed?

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:14, on Zulip):

You could settle for just sharing the folder for now instead of adding to the org

Sunjay Varma (Feb 25 2019 at 19:15, on Zulip):

I like Paper and don't want to switch but this stuff is :scream:

nikomatsakis (Feb 25 2019 at 20:08, on Zulip):

you also don't really need to access the folder

nikomatsakis (Feb 25 2019 at 20:08, on Zulip):

but yeah this is kind of a problem

Last update: Nov 12 2019 at 15:30UTC