Rule proposal to counteract the rampant bot activity
So I’ve thrown a few comments here and there, and noticed that there are accounts that just spam generic one-liners such as “fuck off”, “it is decidedly so”, “to the moon” and shit like that.
I understand that there are a lot of legit comments with few words in them, written by real, breathing retards. But the bot activity has gone up so much that measures need to be taken.
I propose enforcing a minimum word limit on comments. The way these bots work is that they probably do sentiment analysis and pick from a small range of positive/negative comments. The shorter these comments, the higher the probability they look legit. After all, it’s much harder for a bot to match a 50-word text for a specific context. That means the bots would be easier to distinguish from real accounts, since they would post totally out-of-context stuff. Or their templates would have to just babble for 50 words without a meaningful message, to keep them generic.
While the bots could still function, this would potentially make it easier for humans to observe the out-of-place comments. Now, they are disguised among thousands of legit accounts that spam “to the moon”, so we can’t really tell the bots from actual humans.
I believe this would also make moderation easier. What do you guys think?
As a little experiment, I just want to put some random tickers in here to check if I get spammed with bots for them. GME to the moon!!! If you don’t hold AMC and CLOV you’re missing the train!!! The short interest on WKHS is insane, we’re taking off soon!!!
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June 10, 2021 at 02:53PM