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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spam bots with poetic tastes? Really?
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PostPosted: Mon May 31, 2010 7:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Somebody is making it a career to type into a bot's programming as many different styles of post as possible. I would like this person to be held accountable. Possibly to the fire ants.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nah, fire ants aren't painful enough.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure they're spam-people, not bots.

Edit: Orr... Maybe this is a test or experiment on human behavior, when a close-knit society is pierced by friendly but appalling interlopers. But, by whom?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bearses wrote:
I'm pretty sure they're spam-people, not bots.

Edit: Orr... Maybe this is a test or experiment on human behavior, when a close-knit society is pierced by friendly but appalling interlopers. But, by whom?

We've already discussed the possibilities of a human/robot mixture. There are too many of them that are clearly off-target to be "sure they're people," where "they" means "all of them" or even "most of them." And with however many sites they are harassing, a few humans simply wouldn't have the resources to cover it all; and since this is the reason bots are used in the first place, I still conclude bots.

And, also, one would have a hard time arguing that our site is unique in receiving the harassment, or that it would provide useful test information, or whatever.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Perhaps, it is to say that humans are acting as robots.
Thus, it is more difficult to discern the two.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crackerfats wrote:
Perhaps, it is to say that humans are acting as robots.
Thus, it is more difficult to discern the two.

Quick question: were you responding to the thread, or to the following post?

Loveth15 wrote:
Wow what is the capability of this robot That you could say
That it is more like Human.?

EVIL HIDDEN LINK I HAVE DELETED

If only we gained sustenance from devouring spambots, just as we do SPAM. Hrm . . . maybe the analogy could use work.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rexfelum wrote:
Crackerfats wrote:
Perhaps, it is to say that humans are acting as robots.
Thus, it is more difficult to discern the two.

Quick question: were you responding to the thread, or to the following post?

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After rereading what I posted, I really have no idea. I assume it made sense to me at the time. Feel free to insert my words where you feel they may be apt.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

antrac wrote:
The idea of someone changing a bot’s programming to fill in different posts seems rather creepy.

Yes, and it is one of the reasons that your posts are automatically viewed with suspicion. These forums have been very slow, and will likely only attract a lot of new (human) members once a new project from Brooke comes out. We still receive an occasional bundle of exciting new post-material from somebody, but there has been a string of spammers who try their level best to convince us a human is present, only to hit us with obvious robotic spam from another direction.

So, two things:

antrac wrote:
. . . if I have understood right in the first place.

Basically, this thread was discussing the now-deleted spam posts which used complex convincing techniques.

And:

antrac wrote:
Friday countdown

Care to explain your signature line? Will something happen on Friday?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

he is the messenger of doom
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 30, 2010 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bearses wrote:
he is the messenger of doom

Amusingly, the spammer wanted to advertise "bible covers" via signature line after the posts had sat around long enough. They are now being consumed by the grid bugs.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 2:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grid bugs aren't in the new system.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 31, 2010 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, we don't have enough evidence either way. But since the grid bugs were given a lot of life in the video games after the first movie, I tend to believe they are at least relevant for conversational use.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Possibly, but Flynn built the new system from the ground up.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 03, 2011 9:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two things: first, did they say "the ground up"? I was fairly certain that he didn't destroy the old system to make the new, just that he sought to perfect said system. Second, the grid bugs were observed to exist outside of the normal inhabited areas, and there was still plenty of outside space by the time we saw Flynn's exciting new (and not yet perfect anyway) system. For example, he lived in some of it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the movie had more plot holes than i would care to list. really i don't care to list them; it would depress me because i loved the movie so much.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 04, 2011 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bearses wrote:
the movie had more plot holes than i would care to list. really i don't care to list them; it would depress me because i loved the movie so much.

I disagree. Are you sure you mean to use the phrase "plot hole"? You know I'm rather fond of literature, and I definitely didn't see a flood of issues on that scale.

Regardless, I loved the movie, so I might prefer you don't list them either.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rexfelum wrote:
Bearses wrote:
the movie had more plot holes than i would care to list. really i don't care to list them; it would depress me because i loved the movie so much.

I disagree. Are you sure you mean to use the phrase "plot hole"? You know I'm rather fond of literature, and I definitely didn't see a flood of issues on that scale.

Regardless, I loved the movie, so I might prefer you don't list them either.

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yeah, i won't. if you become curious, search for spoony tron review. or rather, don't. just stop yourself. he ruined the movie for me.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flynn, in his back story narration, relates that he brought Tron and Clu over from the old system. Hence, a transfer of files from one machine to another.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 05, 2011 4:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Emperor Xan wrote:
Flynn, in his back story narration, relates that he brought Tron and Clu over from the old system. Hence, a transfer of files from one machine to another.

Huh, interesting. I'll have to look into it more.

Regardless, we still live in this state of nebulous information about the reality of "the grid," where we don't quite have the full expanse of it mapped out (even on issues of whether you're right to use the word "machine" in singular forms). Taking what you said at face value, the grid bugs could still exist in "the old." Taking our lack-of-knowledge about how grid bugs work, new ones could exist. It's all very vague.

Which is part of why I'm still dubious about "plot holes." Don't worry, I'm sure to watch the thing again myself someday, so I'll tease 'em out without someone "ruining the movie" for me.

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