This is just one rant I have about Replit. We obviously know about Deployments, and a huge discussion went on about them. Well, I just want to mention one thing: I don’t like how you have to pay just to link a custom domain. I was trying to link a custom domain to one of my Flask Repls, which was a mini image hoster. I didn’t like seeing the repl.co stuff because then people could just view all my images, etc. So, I tried linking a custom domain, which would make it less obvious that it was hosted on Replit just by looking at the domain. But then I realized you need to have a deployment, which costs money. Honestly, that is not too good in my eyes. I feel like it’s a dumb requirement.
Anyway, I have another rant to make about the API. Pika brought up in Discord the fact that you can’t even view followers/following without being logged in anymore. This means the API now requires SID to view followers/following, which is pretty much kind of dumb. It’s weird that you would need to log in just to see someone’s followers and following. I’m also pretty sure there are dozens of community-run Repls/projects that use this API for purposes like seeing your followers’ followers, etc. This change is going to interrupt them or has already affected them in multiple ways, and it’s a pain to constantly update the SID since obviously SIDs get invalidated often.
unfortunately they think removing non-paying users makes replit more ‘professional’. Adding something like Replit for Business and then having ad-supported plans on the main site would solve many issues
Bankrupt → no Replit
∴ keeping Replit → not bankrupt
∴ keeping Replit → not losing money
∵ running Replit has costs, not losing money → Replit making money
∴ Replit cannot be totally free (it must make money somehow)