Bot War - you heard it here

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Bot War - you heard it here

Postby DonDaddyD » Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:53 am

Is it me or is there a 'Bot war' happening all over the Internet and other forms of digital communication?

Not just this forum but others that I know to be pretty darn secure are now being infiltrated by Internet Bots.

Given that cold calling and callers is the pariah of marketing activity I would have hoped that we would have evolved past this. However, its worse than ever. Email, text message and now forums... there are Bots intelligent enough to get past CAPTCHA. Like traffic wardens, cold callers, recruitment consultants (hehehe) I want to get the guys who advocate and encourage the use of Bots and punch them square in the face!

Honestly, Bots are the ultimate trolls:

"That Bots are out there. They don't care if they are banned. They can't be bargained with. They can't be reasoned with. They don't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And they absolutely will not stop, ever, until the Forum is dead!"
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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby notsoblue » Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:08 pm

Sounds like something a bot would say to cheat a turing test.

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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby cyclingprop » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:01 pm

Are the bots obsessed with children and racial heritage?
What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?

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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby DonDaddyD » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:04 pm

cyclingprop wrote:Are the bots obsessed with children and racial heritage?

My understanding is that they are driven by programming. Why?
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A true scalp is not only overtaking someone but leaving them stopped at a set of lights. As you, who have clearly beaten the lights, pummels nothing but the open air ahead. ~ 'DondaddyD'. Player of the Unspoken Game

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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby Arthur Scrimshaw » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:21 pm

I don't fully understand the breadth of what they do but if you go to the board index and scroll to the bottom you can see the users online, there are several bots listed. I assumed they collect information for search engines and the like?

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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby cyclingprop » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:22 pm

DonDaddyD wrote:
cyclingprop wrote:Are the bots obsessed with children and racial heritage?

My understanding is that they are driven by programming. Why?


I'll get back under my bridge.
What do you mean you think 64cm is a big frame?

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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby Paul E » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:26 pm

According to my usual scans they are indeed so batten down the hatches, unplug all your ethernet cables, disable your wifi and 3g (or 4g if you are loaded) connections and place a bacofoil (other brands are available) hat on your head.
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The OP actually believes this = moron

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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby bompington » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:35 pm

Never mind that, I've got a lovely kitchen for sale if anyone's interested

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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby Veronese68 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:38 pm

Arthur Scrimshaw wrote:I don't fully understand the breadth of what they do but if you go to the board index and scroll to the bottom you can see the users online, there are several bots listed. I assumed they collect information for search engines and the like?

I believe so. As a result the spammers post and it bumps them up the search engine listings. Probably an over-simplistic view. But I am overly simple.

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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby airbag » Tue Dec 18, 2012 13:39 pm

Indeed, it has been said before that this is the greatest test the internet will face - once bots are as smart as the dumbest humans, nowhere will be safe. Voigt-Kampff test before posting maybe...

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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby SteppenHerring » Tue Dec 18, 2012 14:21 pm

In the Bot War my money is on Jessica Ennis.
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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby walkingbootweather » Tue Dec 18, 2012 14:30 pm

SteppenHerring wrote:In the Bot War my money is on Jessica Ennis.


I haven't got much money but I'm willing to leave a deposit on your recommendation.
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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby BigJimmyB » Tue Dec 18, 2012 15:47 pm

The Rise of the Machines....

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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby merkin » Wed Dec 19, 2012 21:23 pm

What is a bot???

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Re: Bot War - you heard it here

Postby DonDaddyD » Thu Dec 20, 2012 14:32 pm

merkin wrote:What is a bot???

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Internet+Bot
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A true scalp is not only overtaking someone but leaving them stopped at a set of lights. As you, who have clearly beaten the lights, pummels nothing but the open air ahead. ~ 'DondaddyD'. Player of the Unspoken Game


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