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Discussion » Questions » Computers and the Internet » Are any of our members bots?

Are any of our members bots?

How to tell if you are talking to a bot: 
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/611655/how-to-tell-if-youre-talking-to-a-bot/

Posted - July 20, 2018

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  • 6500
    As far as I know, no. We sometimes have bots try to sign up for accounts, but because I manually activate all accounts, I catch them. Those and the ones who don't speak English but want to spam the site with links don't answer the questions right. For example, one of them is "How did you hear about us?" Previous answers from accounts I didn't activate include, "good," "nice," and "no." 

    It's theoretically possible a real human could set up an account and then set it loose, but I can't fathom why anyone would do that besides to post links/ spam, and if they did that, the account would be closed right away.
      July 20, 2018 1:31 AM MDT
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  • 5420
    My favorite line: "Accusing posters of being bots has even become an oddly satisfying way to insult their intelligence."
      July 20, 2018 3:35 AM MDT
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  • 5395
    Yes, I concur, that's VERY odd indeed. 
      July 20, 2018 10:48 AM MDT
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  • 5395
    Yes, I am a bot...it's a dirty job, and the pay is lousy, but someone's got to do it. 
      July 20, 2018 10:47 AM MDT
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  • 5420
    Nothing can go wrong.

    (click) go wrong.

    (click) go wrong.

    (click) go wrong.

    (click) go wrong.
      July 20, 2018 2:26 PM MDT
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  • 13007
    Yes. Some are organic some are artificial, but they are here, and they are out to get us. Every single one of us. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
      July 20, 2018 3:29 PM MDT
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  • 21349
    not that i know of
      July 22, 2018 3:59 PM MDT
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  • 2736
    I used to be a bot but when the FBI was looking for Hillary Clintons e-mails they found me instead then they took me to Area 51 and used alien technology to turn me into a real boy. Cheers!    
      July 22, 2018 4:13 PM MDT
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