• Norgur@fedia.io
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    Okay… uhm… consider me out of the loop here: What is a “gimmick account” and how is the first reply related to that?

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      You have to install them from the AUR using :

      yay -S tumblr-gimmick-git

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        Don’t do that. You can install them from the Ubuntu repos.

        Sudo apt install tumblr-gimmick
        
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          Sorry no, I don’t think OP asked to have a Snap installed without her consent

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            > sudo apt install tumblr-gimmick
            > look inside
            > it's a snap
            > look closer
            > it's malware
            
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              I think the joke would work better if you notice something new after looking closer?

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      A gimmick account is an account that has one (or more) gimmick or bit that the account does and only does. So in this case there were two (unofficial) distro accounts giving support terminal commands to install something from their appropriate repos

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    You know, it seems very unlikely that a Linux distribution would have their official support account on Tumblr of all places.

    I don’t know about you, but I’m beginning to think that these are actually gimmick accounts that are impersonating official accounts for an Internet comedy bit.

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    Luckily that command from Ubuntu would not even work. ‘Sudo’ instead of ‘sudo’