Tuesday, August 24, 2004

Fun with bots

The gay.com chatrooms are getting increasingly overrun by advertising chat bots. Brought to you by the same industry that brought you spam and telemarketing, these send you a private message, pretending to be a real person, then hit you with the ad for their porn site. The recent twist is that there is some Eliza-like coding in these and they'll respond if you accuse them of being a 'bot. But it's not done very well. It seems to only look for "bot" in your statement then reply with a canned response. So I had a bit of fun with one:

oursecretkept_-: sup
[me]: bot, huh?
oursecretkept_-: a bot? hahaha no
[me]: yes you're a bot
oursecretkept_-: yeah right im no bot man
oursecretkept_-: i'm bored, let's get on cam or just watch me, pics & cam at www.dudepages.com/ogfactor
[me]: stupid bog
[me]: stupit bot
oursecretkept_-: uhh me a bot? dont think so dude
[me]: uhh, yes you a bot
oursecretkept_-: uhh me a bot? dont think so dude
[me]: you're a bot. you dont think at all
oursecretkept_-: a bot? hahaha no
oursecretkept_-: i'm bored, let's get on cam or just watch me, pics & cam at www.dudepages.com/ogfactor
[me]: argle bargle bot boom wakka wakka
oursecretkept_-: uhh me a bot? dont think so dude
[me]: garbage text bot just greping for the word bot, huh?
oursecretkept_-: Im 26 man, you can see pics & my cam at www.dudepages.com/ogfactor
[me]: you're a 26 year old bot, huh?
oursecretkept_-: Im 26 :). pics and cam up at www.dudepages.com/ogfactor
[me]: freaking bot
oursecretkept_-: uhh me a bot? dont think so dude
oursecretkept_-: i'm bored, let's get on cam or just watch me, pics & cam at
www.dudepages.com/ogfactor

Of course, the dudepages.com page is just a shill for ifriends.com / webpower.com porn cams. iFriends is well aware of the fact that their service is massively abused in this sense, they just refuse to do anything about it. This is assuming they're not part of the scam themselves. They are well-known for their spam friendliness, and have even been in certain blacklists for ages. May they rot there forever.

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