Recently, the former Sulake employee Macklebee
has posted on his personal Twitter criticism of the work of collecting sensitive information, citing the @Puhekupla
"Stalking, harassing, bothering, or trying to find personally identifiable pieces of data about employees at any company, just so you can compile your lists is not ok. Pack that shit in, those that want visibility will share it with you.
Although not explicit, the tweet leaves no doubt that it is the attempt to collect information from Sulake employees by Puhekupla.
WHY PUHEKUPLA IS COLLECTING DATA?
Whoever accesses our website, has already noticed that we have the section "Habbo Staffs", where you can find data about the start and exit date, function and fakes of almost 2000 staffs of all hotels. What some people may not yet know, is how we're able to get this information. Simply for years, we have been engaged in analyzing data from millions of registered users (currently our operational capacity has been reduced to monitor only a few dozen accounts). Searching a little more on Google, we're able to find some other more interesting data and put together a giant puzzle. With this information in hand, we're able to unveil strategies, future plans and other interesting secrets that Habbo hides. Remember when we unveiled the Hideaway Hotel
WHAT I THINK ABOUT THIS
Users who are more faithful to the game are looking for curiosities. Fansites are just a space created by players to share their curiosities with other people, whether in forums or news, are always competing with each other to publish the best information about what the next furniture will enter the store or emblem that will be distributed. That's the reason for many fansites. We also participate in forums of other fansites and we have our own community on Twitter, and we're able to get a lot of information that contributes to our puzzle. In other words, there is a community that collects and encourages it. We aren't alone in this.
Mentioning us or not, several fansites publishes news about Sulake after us, and so we know our responsibility. We avoid exposing sensitive information about the company and users, and maintain caution about what is published. We would like to take personal information even more seriously, but if you have an open profile on Facebook and a post that identifies who you are in Habbo then there is not much to complain about.
Unfortunately Habbo has removed many interesting features that we could explore and offer differentiated curiosities to users. A rare case of what we were able to do recently were the LTD statistics
. How about Sulake open the Marketplace or the Helpers Tool API? Or the forum, Habbo Club, etc. There is a lot of interesting information that can be made available, and maybe this way we would be less concerned about what the employees are doing in their office.
In the end, we're just a community in love with Habbo, but ignored by himself. Sulake seeks the support of fansites and users to produce content and activities for Habbo in return for some privileges. But when we look for them, they offer us robots and automatic messages. They don't trust us. Consequently we will also not trust them and will continue to have reasons for not liking what users are doing.