[WikiEN-l] "I want to at least kill the responsible person."

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Sat Feb 9 18:15:04 UTC 2008

> > "De-facto bots" means "software which lets people perform repititious tasks
> > much, much, easier than without it, but which pedants insist doesn't fit
> > the definition of a 'bot'."
> You mean, you know you're speaking deceptively, and intend to create a
> particular impression that you know is false, but you have an excuse
> ready in case you're called on it?

The difference between AWB, say, and a bot is pretty minimal in some
cases - especially with some people that just click the button
repeatedly without really paying any attention (which certainly
happens from time to time, I'm not sure how often, though).

> Back in my day, of course, we sent our edits by pigeon and considered
> dialup cheating at the Wikipedia MMORPG.

Some of us still do. Now get off my lawn!

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