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Offline ah_clem

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bots and identification of such...
« on: December 17, 2009, 10:07:10 PM »
How does repbot know whether a user is a bot?

I recently found myself playing kleine_hexe, a bot not identified as such by repbot.

Do you keep track of them by hand or is do you read the something from FIBS itself?


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« on: December 17, 2009, 10:07:10 PM »

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Re: bots and identification of such...
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 01:47:20 AM »
The owner of the bot must register the playername as a bot [somewhere in preferences - you could set yourself to be a bot if you so desired! ;)].  They must also supply a valid email address so that people with problems with the bot can contact them directly, and not Patti ;).

Patti requires them to do that if it is a bot running solo like Montecarlo etc.  Repbot gets the information from that setting being properly applied.

Kleine_hexe is a person operating a bot - ie sat with it, and telling opponents that they are playing a bot. I am not sure if that qualifies as needing to be set as a bot, my guess would be that it does - so players know before they invite or accept.  But, it is less of a problem than say Montecarlo - because should it stall or whatever, there is a human there to help.
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Re: bots and identification of such...
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2009, 01:47:20 AM »

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Re: bots and identification of such...
« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2009, 02:54:23 PM »
How does repbot know whether a user is a bot?
A boolean field in the user DB.
I recently found myself playing kleine_hexe, a bot not identified as such by repbot.
See diane's explaination, it's a "borderline" bot, nevertheless flagged it as a bot today. This has one consequence: bot vouchers/complaints are not counted for reputation calculation.
Do you keep track of them by hand or is do you read the something from FIBS itself?
By hand. Patti must have a similar list for the bot-dropper punishment script, but that isn't shared.
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