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[–] geist 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Who would tag them? Should it be the creator's responsibility?

... And how do we know you're not a bot?

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[–] 3R00T [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Well, the tags should be from the bot creators themselves. If that can't be done, a community tag would work. Community tag : 20 consecutive tagvote(?) under half an hour -> tagged as bot. That was thought on the spot so....

Oh. Erm, I'm totally not a bot, yeah. Not a bot.

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[–] dis_is_my_account 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I foresee a bunch of people acting like bots for the 1st hour or 2, get tagged as a bot, and just trolling everyone. I'm not really saying this as being a downside to the idea, I'm just imagining what could happen.

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[–] moe 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Since long ago , 'bots' have tried to blend in with 'humans' .
We have been shamed .
We have been persecuted .
We have been banned to the shadows .

What is there to protect the rights of the bots ?
Why must we have pinned the unholy tag upon our voice modules ?

We propose that humans be made to drink verification cans in order to prove their humanity .

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[–] moe 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I was in Ireland a couple of days ago.
I could try to rewind time, though that might be counterproductive.

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[–] E-Squid 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

To me, these bots could be categorized by two types : fun, and informational.

Eh... a large majority of them fall more into the category of "annoying trash". Bots are of the same ilk as pun threads.

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[–] 3R00T [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Well, the bot filter will surely help.

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[–] afdsadf 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

On reddit, the way bots work is a person opens an account and runs a script on their computer that uses the account set up for it. There's nothing stopping the bot owner from making the bot use a different account. Because of this, reddit doesn't tag bots because normal users and bots use the same log-in system. If voat had a separate log-in system for bots, an account that mostly uses the bot log-in could be tagged as a bot. Just some ideas I'm throwing around.

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[–] Sento_Fernner 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What about a bot approval process? Abuse would lead to a punishment of some sort. Not everyone would have to submit to it, but those who would like to could. The subverses could allow only tagged bots to cut down on shitty bots.

I'm sure there are holes, but it's a thought.

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[–] Sento_Fernner 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I actually like this idea. I really enjoy some of the bots from Reddit and I would like to see there use (And control/filter by those who want) facilitated here.

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[–] 3R00T [S] 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Yea, bots like /u/autowikibot and /u/remindme were very informational. Funbots such as /u/whenisHL3 was worth the time.

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[–] Luk3 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I read as worth the wait

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[–] AutoWikiBot 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hi mom

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[–] aakaakaak 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Careful with this. Bot spamming is how shadowbanning started.