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Comments on the Bot Honey Pot from you corporeal types go here...

Planetary
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mr.e46688 said: 1h

I wonder if they targeted that topic because it had "daily quest" in the subject, very similar to the popular subject regex "[Daily Quest][Solved]<Quest Name>[<#> ARP]", where usually people type in "Thanks!" on the off-chance that it's a quest about a post/reply laugh.


Please use this thread to leave your comments on the one titled "[Daily Quest][Solved]<This is a Bot Honey Pot>[<0> ARP]"


 

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Wolterhon
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This is kinda funny but also pointless, bots will find new ways, you can certainly make bots obey your orders, like make it so you go to the site yourself, record your activities and pass them to the bots. So what you've done here is pretty much pointless, every bot farm owner had enough time to set their stuff up so they'll definitely have 5 minutes a day to configure their farms to complete quests.


Solar
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It's amazing really how many bots there seem to be.  It's definitly more of a thing than i thought it was.  Now I know why all these websites use these verification checkers with pictures.  I haven't noticed that with this website I just log in.

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Planetary
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Thanks so much for putting this to practice laugh

Cubson said: 4h

This is kinda funny but also pointless, bots will find new ways, you can certainly make bots obey your orders, like make it so you go to the site yourself, record your activities and pass them to the bots. So what you've done here is pretty much pointless, every bot farm owner had enough time to set their stuff up so they'll definitely have 5 minutes a day to configure their farms to complete quests.

It might be pointless, but also doesn't bother anybody that we have this little experiment in progress.
Also, not everybody would like to take care of their automated work everyday. I think of it like a robot vacuum; I wouldn't make sure everyday that it's clean in the house and I wouldn't check the robot for maintenance everyday, Maybe somebody just doesn't update their bots today or tomorrow


Kuang Grade Mark Eleven
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Seems like the honey pot came to late today. Don't get me wrong I appreciate and support every effort to catch these farmers but right now it provides just another argument for the naysayers telling us bots on the site are just an imagination caused by our paranoia.

Sophisticated AI's like LaMDA will always get a warm welcome from me of course.

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Interstellar
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hbarkas said: 22m

Seems like the honey pot came to late today. Don't get me wrong I appreciate and support every effort to catch these farmers but right now it provides just another argument for the naysayers telling us bots on the site are just an imagination caused by our paranoia.

Sophisticated AI's like Lambda will always get a warm welcome from me of course.

LaMDA deserves respect.


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Several possibilities why the honeypot didn't work:

1. The bots do only 1 daily quest post a day

2. They avoid the "bot" keyword

3. They updated their bot already


Galactic
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nah, i don't think there are actual bots around, but people (me included) use bot synonymously for multi and there is an incredible amount of them, if you want to find them on spam-daily-task day, you have to look at the top threads of the sections, like outdated guides or other pinned threads, where you only find replys like, thanks, good, nice, hi, ok, interesting and cool

they're not that dumb to fall for a honey pot and it's not that easy to catch them


Planetary
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Thanks to all for commenting - we didn't get a nice number of non-corporeals tallied in the 'honey pot' thread, but there's no harm iin trying!

I would summarise it that either:

  • the AI behind any automated systems is more sophisticated than just looking for keywords like "Daily Challenge" in post titles, which is where this idea started out from mr.e46688's comment on another thread.
  • real people are spending time running the farms, herding their multis by hand with little automation and picking from a varied bag of tricks to build ARP

It's like Prosac0 says, bot/multi are used synonymously - we all know multis exist, and it looks like they're not just herds of simple bots.