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Ervin Binning

Discussion in 'Forum Help' started by Forostar, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Could someone please get rid of a member named Ervin Binning?

    I'm sure he's some kind of bot, because the only thing "he"'s been doing since registration is this:

    Ervin Binning   20:00:53   Viewing Ervin Binning's profile.
     
  2. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon SCREAM FOR ME MINNESOTA!!!

    There are lots of members here who have registered and never posted. I don't see the big deal.
     
  3. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    the big deal is whenever he is online he is looking at his profile.
     
  4. Genghis Khan

    Genghis Khan Ancient Mariner

    Strangely enough, I've never heard of this "Knife Master" person before and he's an Old Timer.  :blink:
     
  5. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    It's Mosh.
     
  6. Wästed The Great

    Wästed The Great Minister Of Chicks, Metal&Beer; Cool & Froody Dude Staff Member

  7. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Yep.
     
  8. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    I googled his email address and he does the same thing on other forums. His username is always a first and last name and he doesn't have any post on any forum. I think it is quite obvious that this is a bot.
     
  9. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

  10. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Repeats first post: this "guy" is really ONLY looking at his own profile. It can't be a real person.
     
  11. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    So? I mean....I don't see the harm in it.
     
  12. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    I am no expert but I have never heard of a bot which was not designed to harm.
     
  13. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    Bots are short of "robots", eg. computer programs acting as humans. The original usage of bots was on IRC. You have a nickname there which isn't a human, it's a computer program, which does various automated tasks, like channel administration (ChanServ), talk logging, trivia games, services (like Seen, so it tells you when some user was last seen on the channel), etc..

    In a nutshell, bots are computer programs doing automated tasks. The morality of the task is left upon the programmer or bot admin.
     
  14. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

    So all robots are evil... :ninja:
     
  15. SinisterMinisterX

    SinisterMinisterX Illuminatus Staff Member

    AND MY AXE! :ph34r:
     
  16. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Self-propelled artillery Staff Member

    And my bow! :eek:fftopic:
     
  17. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

    You are thinking of Capek's idea of a robot in his play R.U.R (Rossum's Universal Robots) in which he has a factory of "artificial people." His idea of robots is more akin to our modern idea of an android or cyborg... a mechanical entity that looks and behaves as a human being.

    "Classic" robots are mechanical, sometimes autonomous and designed to do repeated mindless tasks and usually just one (like on an assembly line.

    the internet "bot" is, as you mentioned, a computer program made to perform simple tasks: spam mail, sex chat, advertise, etc.... not necessarily "human" behavior... merely automated.

    [/attempt to turn into serious discussion]
     
  18. Zare

    Zare Dream of broken citadels

    In Soviet Russia, robots program you!
    ...actually that brings up a nice idea about a new avatar :)
     
  19. Onhell

    Onhell Mexican Revolutionary

    :ok: What the hell I'm in!
     
  20. Wästed The Great

    Wästed The Great Minister Of Chicks, Metal&Beer; Cool & Froody Dude Staff Member

    I thought the first law of robotics forbids harming a human? 
     

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