Dev builds tool that lets you auto-block NFT people on Twitter
January 24, 2022, 8:27AM EST
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The hatred on NFTs continues.
Since Twitter brought out hexagon-shaped profile pictures for anyone who wants to prove that they own the NFT they have displayed as their profile picture, it has fueled the fire of those disgruntled with the non-fungible tokens.
It’s an ongoing battle, with gamers and some tech-enthusiasts on one side mocking the “funge” of NFTs and crypto enthusiasts maintaining their belief in the technology on the other.
But now a developer, who goes by mcclure on GitHub, has made a way for those who dislike NFTs to actively segment themselves away from NFT believers.
The tool is a Google Chrome and Firefox plugin that blocks Twitter users who have the new hexagon profile pictures. When on Twitter, if the user presses the “run NFT block” button, it will scroll the page and block anyone with the offending icon. The developer says that future versions will scan the user’s notifications and do the blocking process automatically.
The tool is derived from a plugin called the Twitter Block Chain, which blocks everyone on a single page. It was adapted to only block those with NFT profile pictures.
The developer claims that NFTs are an “investment scam” and gives three reasons why a user would want to block those showcasing their NFTs. They said NFTs contribute to global warming and that there are scams and art theft in the NFT markets.
As the third point, they said, “In short, NFT users are just irritating to be around. People who bought NFTs have to keep hyping other people to buy NFTs or the NFTs they bought will lose value. Twitter NFT cliques are rife with sockpuppet accounts, dogpiling and indifferentiable monkey clones. Blocking NFT users just makes Twitter nicer.”
But there is one catch. Twitter may pick up on the activity and identify it as automated. In this case, the user would need to provide a phone number to prove they’re real.
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