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#1 jerseydevil

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Posted 17 May 2005 - 06:31 PM

:thumbsup: Can anyone tell me about internet bots? there is an annoying fellow at a site i visit and everyone there claims he is a bot, owned by a internet millionair. can anyone explain this ? Any and all info would be appreciated :flowers:

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Posted 22 May 2005 - 05:56 PM

Bots are programs that are programmed to interact with instant messenger users or forums so that they seem like real people.

Do you have a link to an example post?

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Posted 23 May 2005 - 07:04 PM

Sorry, but I don't have a link. I am curious as to what purpose the program would serve. Is it just for amusement? :thumbsup:

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 01:02 PM

Generally just for amusement or to help a task. For example there are bots that when you ask it a question, will search for an answer and give it to you.

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Posted 24 May 2005 - 02:54 PM

In addition, some chat rooms use bots to monitor texts for "banned" words in an effort to keep the language acceptable.
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Posted 24 May 2005 - 06:34 PM

Thanks guys, It is clearer (if that is a word) now. Both reasons make good sense.
Very annoying though. :thumbsup:




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