Why do bots annoy people so much?

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Why do bots annoy people so much? I never could understand it. In all the time i've been on battlenet, i've prob been PM'ed by thousands of bots and they never even bug me the slightest. I will usually just read them (unless they spam me) and alot of times i'll even check out the sites, just out of interest. Now, I can understand if the bots are advertising malicious stuff or mass-flooding the chat rooms, but my bot (pamela) only PM's each person twice and only puts one message in the channel every 60 seconds, yet she is still on alot of peoples "most hated bot" lists... why not use the squelch feature? I've been bad mouthed by so many people, not just in-chat, but on other forums as well and i'm really sick of it. In fact, people even go as far to take screenshots, then post a 2 paragraph complaint about the bot and post it on their sites... surely that takes more effort then just using /ignore and GETTING OVER IT!

I see spammers in the chat rooms all the times who will spam every 5 seconds. I see flooders who will bring 50 names in. I see guys advertising sites that steal cd-keys. I see other people advertising porno sites that crash your browser, yet regardless of all this, people seem to want to pick on the "good bots" like mine, rather than focus on the malicious ones. I think people who overreact about bots and stuff must be really miserable or bitter about something else, because the majority of people don't mind bots and even think of them as a part of chat rooms. I mean, how many of you found this site because of my bot? :) Plus, like I said above, it's not like my bot is spamming viruses or other sites... or making me super rich or anything. I don't even make any money off of battleforums.com... that's why I have no pop-up windows. I just wanted to start up a community and get people joining it and so far it's worked out great. So... why do people have such a problem with my bot? Any idea? Cause whereever I go, I seem to see a post from someone bad mouthing bots and often times they are mine... But you know what they say... any publicity is GOOD publicity :D

Thank you for reading my rant...

- SkuZZy
 

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Well i for one came here because of the bot. only because of the bot. when i first looked at this site i wasn't going to even stay cause i though it was a diablo site. I hate diablo.Well if u want spamming, go to advertisment channel during peak hours, there will be about maybe 50-60 bots. and as u said flooding every 5 seconds. think about 50 posts every 5 seconds over and over. and when you actualy see something you like, it will just keep on spamming, and you will lose you place and never see it again. ITS ****ING CRAZY. But ur bot is cool.
 

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Originally posted by pan_the_man
when i first looked at this site i wasn't going to even stay cause i though it was a diablo site.
What made you think it was a diablo site? Was that back when the front page had the diablo header? Or was it something else... let me know.
 
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Glenzer2099

skuzzy plz answer me

y does ur bot msg me saying hun ive left a forum for u on battleforms.com?
 

Emperor Pan I

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ya it was, way back in july

its amazing how longago that seems, yet it passed by, first it was a diablo header than warcraft 3 than sc now this. i have been on this site almost every day. well when you spend your life on your computer, ever second, time flies by.
 

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Re: ya it was, way back in july

Originally posted by pan_the_man
its amazing how longago that seems, yet it passed by, first it was a diablo header than warcraft 3 than sc now this. i have been on this site almost every day. well when you spend your life on your computer, ever second, time flies by.
are you feeling ok?...
 

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I dont think its the fact that people hate bots, but more or less that they are ticked that they cant get one to work or just cant get one. I can't think of many cases where people would not mind mass loading 30 bots at once just to show of the ability to do so. So maybe its not that people hate your bot, but that they just hate your bot cause they dont have one.
 

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I think the reason people are bothered by bots is because they are whiners. I for one am not bothered by them at all. You can always leave the channel that a bot is in. People who are bothered by them are usually people who want everything to be there way and they have little tolerance for other people's ideas. These people might want something to be ticked off about and they want to have an argument with someone. I think bots are a good idea, at least the ones you use skuzzy. I was brought here by lexigirl, I was wondering who it was and maybe explain to them that I was not in fact the person they wanted. Then I got here and saw the message board about lexigirl and saw the truth. This sight is great though and I think your bot is beneficial because it gave me the address of a very nice site filled with interesting information and good discussions. Thanks a lot.
 

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I really dont mind Lexigirl, (how i got here) in fact she turns me on. I think you should make her say some phrases like " hey hun wanna like my cun*" =D
 
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