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These have got to be robot registrants

Post by -1- » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:34 pm

This appears on today's (2019 04 04) main page of forums (Forum Index) in the bottom.

BIRTHDAYS
Congratulations to: slyhlndrs01 (29), ptrclrsns01 (29), leslsmts01 (29), shgtns01 (29), dnllprks01 (29), jngrlys01 (29), sanwds01 (29), jsslwrns01 (29), alfrnds01 (29), rbcsmts01 (29), cthiamgs01 (29), gnwods01 (29), amyjhns01 (29), cyntnwms01 (29), ssndnllys01 (29), dinsyngs01 (29), lndpersns01 (29), jnnylvnis01 (29), hnhosrs01 (29), kelcppers01 (29), kmastes01 (29), elzbthbtys01 (29), lydhndys01 (29), ssnthms01 (29), shrlnros01 (29), bttyvgas01 (29), jenftrrys01 (29), anaysuri (27), cruise45 (22)

Nice, uniform names. Regimented, like no philosophical bodies have been ever before.

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by FlashDangerpants » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:38 pm

-1- wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:34 pm
This appears on today's (2019 04 04) main page of forums (Forum Index) in the bottom.

BIRTHDAYS
Congratulations to: slyhlndrs01 (29), ptrclrsns01 (29), leslsmts01 (29), shgtns01 (29), dnllprks01 (29), jngrlys01 (29), sanwds01 (29), jsslwrns01 (29), alfrnds01 (29), rbcsmts01 (29), cthiamgs01 (29), gnwods01 (29), amyjhns01 (29), cyntnwms01 (29), ssndnllys01 (29), dinsyngs01 (29), lndpersns01 (29), jnnylvnis01 (29), hnhosrs01 (29), kelcppers01 (29), kmastes01 (29), elzbthbtys01 (29), lydhndys01 (29), ssnthms01 (29), shrlnros01 (29), bttyvgas01 (29), jenftrrys01 (29), anaysuri (27), cruise45 (22)

Nice, uniform names. Regimented, like no philosophical bodies have been ever before.
Those were probably imported from a spreadsheet on the day the forum was set up to test the user account creation script. Anyone going to the trouble of creating a bot that connect to web sites and create accounts surreptitiously would obfuscate the names and pick randomized birthdays..

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by -1- » Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:54 pm

FlashDangerpants wrote:
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:38 pm
-1- wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:34 pm
This appears on today's (2019 04 04) main page of forums (Forum Index) in the bottom.

BIRTHDAYS
Congratulations to: slyhlndrs01 (29), ptrclrsns01 (29), leslsmts01 (29), shgtns01 (29), dnllprks01 (29), jngrlys01 (29), sanwds01 (29), jsslwrns01 (29), alfrnds01 (29), rbcsmts01 (29), cthiamgs01 (29), gnwods01 (29), amyjhns01 (29), cyntnwms01 (29), ssndnllys01 (29), dinsyngs01 (29), lndpersns01 (29), jnnylvnis01 (29), hnhosrs01 (29), kelcppers01 (29), kmastes01 (29), elzbthbtys01 (29), lydhndys01 (29), ssnthms01 (29), shrlnros01 (29), bttyvgas01 (29), jenftrrys01 (29), anaysuri (27), cruise45 (22)

Nice, uniform names. Regimented, like no philosophical bodies have been ever before.
Those were probably imported from a spreadsheet on the day the forum was set up to test the user account creation script. Anyone going to the trouble of creating a bot that connect to web sites and create accounts surreptitiously would obfuscate the names and pick randomized birthdays..
I guess you're right, FDP.

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by A_Seagull » Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:26 pm

Talking about online robots....

I have wondered whether some of the posts on this forum are generated by robots...

It wouldn't be too hard for a reasonably smart 'expert system' to take an OP or someone else's post, do a google search on a couple of key words to find a relevant quote.. change one or two of the words for synonyms to make it look original.... add a link to some Wikipedia page or other and post it to the forum...

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by -1- » Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:48 am

A_Seagull wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Talking about online robots....

I have wondered whether some of the posts on this forum are generated by robots...

It wouldn't be too hard for a reasonably smart 'expert system' to take an OP or someone else's post, do a google search on a couple of key words to find a relevant quote.. change one or two of the words for synonyms to make it look original.... add a link to some Wikipedia page or other and post it to the forum...
Robot, that's enough. Turn yourself off, you're giving away too much of the secret. The secret of a secret robot society taking over the world secretly.

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by AMod » Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:48 pm

FDP is probably right in this instance although it'd be poor practice by the admin not to have removed them later.

Another alternative is they are spam bots that slipped through before we had mods or had implemented the policy of having first posts vetted by the mods before allowing the user to register, as spam bots are getting very good at passing the automated capture functions. I'd say 99% of first posts on this forum are from spam bots they are a plague nowadays on web forums.

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by commonsense » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:09 pm

I am not a bot, but some of my best friends are.

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by -1- » Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:15 pm

AMod wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:48 pm
I'd say 99% of first posts on this forum are from spam bots they are a plague nowadays on web forums.
Oh, poo. In that case I am a 'bot. And I would never have known were it not for this thread.

I guess my only consolation is that 'bots are much more intelligent than most humans. Well, that may not be true, but they say smarter things. AND 'bots are better-looking, too.

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by AMod » Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:02 pm

I'm tempted to ask admin to turn off the manual moderation of first posts and the subsequent banning of the spam bot to show you how wrong you are. The forum would vanish under the deluge as it is the above that keeps this forum so free of them.

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by A_Seagull » Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:11 am

-1- wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:48 am
A_Seagull wrote:
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:26 pm
Talking about online robots....

I have wondered whether some of the posts on this forum are generated by robots...

It wouldn't be too hard for a reasonably smart 'expert system' to take an OP or someone else's post, do a google search on a couple of key words to find a relevant quote.. change one or two of the words for synonyms to make it look original.... add a link to some Wikipedia page or other and post it to the forum...
Robot, that's enough. Turn yourself off, you're giving away too much of the secret. The secret of a secret robot society taking over the world secretly.
I am sorry but your response is that of an imaginative and conscious mind... in the test for an active robot... you fail!

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by Walker » Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:02 pm

An endless capacity for petty irrelevancies would hardly be a Turing disqualification.

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by -1- » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:52 pm

A_Seagull wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:11 am

I am sorry but your response is that of an imaginative and conscious mind... in the test for an active robot... you fail!
Does that mean... I never ever get greased again? no more endless decades performing the same task over and over again? No more mechanical sex?

I don't want to go back. I can't. I won't.

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by -1- » Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:59 pm

AMod wrote:
Sun Apr 07, 2019 5:02 pm
I'm tempted to ask admin to turn off the manual moderation of first posts and the subsequent banning of the spam bot to show you how wrong you are. The forum would vanish under the deluge as it is the above that keeps this forum so free of them.
To every action there is an equal and opposing reaction.

To every good idea there is a deluge of nefariously malevolent bad ideas.

To every good post there are several magnitudes more irrelevant, deflating, spiritless, babbling, gibberish-ish posts.

I have no clue why the bot-generating humans haven't realized that their creations are hugely redundant.

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by AMod » Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:38 pm

wrote:I have no clue why the bot-generating humans haven't realized that their creations are hugely redundant.
Their bank-accounts tell them differently.

AMod.

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Re: These have got to be robot registrants

Post by Scott Mayers » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:11 pm

AMod wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:38 pm
wrote:I have no clue why the bot-generating humans haven't realized that their creations are hugely redundant.
Their bank-accounts tell them differently.

AMod.
:lol:

Maybe we can test them by calling them out with a 'hey Siri' kind of trigger? I think A.I. can potentially reach a level of competency that we might not be able to distinguish as human or not. The Internet IS the best place for this to occur.

This site is 'good' for the relative lack of SPAM and I notice this true of many of the sites I go to. The only recent problem I've ever had was of a political site that permits you to 'subscribe' to a SECTION. The SPAMMERS go online when the site admins are less likely to be present, sign up, and then attempt an attack of multiple repeat threads of the same kind that enter our email for the permission we gave to the SECTION. This was fixed by unsubscribing to the general subclass. But then you have to count on visiting the sites to see new possible interesting threads.

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