For fun, I checked the other 25 domain names that are a single letter followed by "paste.com". One domain registrar/squatter holds nine of them. Asking prices in ascending order:

bpaste.com: $2095
tpaste.com: $2795
apaste.com: $2895
qpaste.com: $3295
npaste.com: $3395
xpaste.com: $4995
gpaste.com: $4795
lpaste.com: $5595
fpaste.com: $6495

In the event that any of these actually sell, I think I should get a cut, for making this a desirable neighborhood.

Now the About page lists, in addition to the 15 most popular syntax choices, the 15 most prolific countries. See dpaste.com/about for the latest, updated hourly.

United States 9.2% (493)
China 4.5% (238)
India 2.9% (157)
Russia 2.3% (122)
Germany 2.2% (117)
United Kingdom 1.6% (87)
Brazil 1.4% (77)
France 1.4% (73)
Turkey 1.4% (73)
Italy 1.2% (64)
Spain 1.1% (58)
Canada 1.0% (55)
Indonesia 0.9% (47)
Poland 0.8% (43)
Netherlands 0.7% (40)

New feature: "share" buttons below each item. Keeping it minimal, the current options are Mastodon, Reddit, and Twitter. If you'd like any of the others supported by shareon.js.org/ feel free to request (via reply or a support ticket). dpaste.com/ABCD23456

Here's an update to the previous list, including percentages (out of ~5000 unique IPs). There's a very long tail after this...

United States (452): 8.90%
China (188): 3.70%
India (154): 3.03%
Russia (113): 2.23%
Germany (110): 2.17%
United Kingdom (77): 1.52%
Turkey (75): 1.48%
Brazil (73): 1.44%
France (66): 1.30%
Italy (63): 1.24%
Spain (59): 1.16%
Canada (51): 1.00%

I've been gathering stats based on geolocation of user IPs. Top countries represented in the current corpus, in descending order:

United States
China
India
Germany
Russia
United Kingdom
Turkey
Brazil
Italy
France

As of this week we have reached 1000 registered users! Thank to all, and keep those feature requests coming.

We're having some slow response times and occasional errors this afternoon, possibly due to a DDoS. Sorry about that!

One thing I see a lot in the dpaste.com bucket is spammers promoting stuff they have managed to put on *other* sites. Here are a few esteemed Insitutions of higher learning I've contacted this week, because a spammer found a vulnerability on one of their sites, posted spam, then tried to promote the links via dpaste:

UC Berkeley
UCSF
Princeton University
Columbia University

New feature: A copy button at the top of every item. Copies the raw source to your clipboard.

Minor update: Added a "copy" button in the API token section of the Dashboard.

We briefly ended up on Google's malware blocklist earlier today. This can happen when people try to use the site to host malicious Javascript for injecting into pages they've compromised elsewhere. To summarize: 1) there's nothing unsafe about using dpaste.com regardless of what people post on it, and 2) the block has been cleared.

I see a lot of odd things when purging spam from the database. Today's most interesting case: Somebody had found an exploit in a top university's Drupal installation, and used it to post 60 different clickable PDFs promoting specific movie downloads on a movie piracy site.

File under, "neat things I've learned of by looking at referrers in my server logs": commoncrawl.org/

I want to give a shout-out to all the users on Dpaste. Looking at the logs of recent weeks I see hundreds of `emerge` titles zipping by. Thanks for using Dpaste, and let me know if you have feature requests!

Maintenance is complete and we're back in service.

Reminder: Today, 2021-06-17 at 06:00 AM UTC (3 hours 50 minutes from the time of this post), dpaste.com will be offline for approximately 25 minutes due to hosting company maintenance.

On Thursday 2021-06-17 at 06:00 AM UTC, dpaste.com will be offline for approximately 25 minutes due to hosting company maintenance operations.

In addition to Markdown and ReST, what markup formats would you like to be supported for previewing?

Expanded the JS API example to show how you set syntax (since a user asked): dpaste.com/898G5RRP7#line-5

Outgoing mail is working again. Reset passwords all you like!

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