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Kevin
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0 posted 11-03-1999 01:29 AM       View Profile for Kevin   Email Kevin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kevin

is watcher a bot? hehe
he replies to everything with 3 phrases
not to say i dont appreciate it, i just find it funny =)
Michael
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1 posted 11-03-1999 02:13 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Kevin, this post has been moved to the Q&A page.

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2 posted 11-03-1999 02:20 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

A speed reader, yes, a bot - no. I find Watcher to be quite genuine and a thorough reader of most all poetry posted here...As well as a gifted poet.


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Nan
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3 posted 11-03-1999 07:28 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

.....not to mention the fact that anyone who does a lot of comment posting doesn't have a lot of time for lengthy diatribes....
doreen peri
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4 posted 11-03-1999 07:31 AM       View Profile for doreen peri   Email doreen peri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for doreen peri

What's a bot?
suthern
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5 posted 11-03-1999 08:02 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Thanks, Doreen... I thought perhaps I was being naive not knowing what a bot is. *S*

Whatever a bot is or is not, to even imply criticism because someone uses the same phrases over and over (unless those phrases are derogatory... and I've never seen such from Watcher) is an injustice. I don't post many poems... but I sincerely appreciate every reply that indicates someone has read my work and found something worthwhile in it. That takes time from their day that they don't have to spend on me... they owe me absolutely nothing! It would be so easy for them to not read or read and not comment at all... I'm guilty of the latter many, many times a day. I think that asking someone to (or even implying they should) take the time they could be devoting to their own work to find some unique thing to say about each and every one of my poems and every other poet's work is asking something we have no right to ask.
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6 posted 11-03-1999 08:09 AM       View Profile for Pepper   Email Pepper   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Pepper

I ditto Doreen....I have never heard that term before but I do know it offends me by the implications.
I think,IMHO,that the poets that post here are very happy to know that someone has taken the time to read and reply to their work.....whether the reply is detailed, or short but sweet.

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A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extrordinaire!
Toerag
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7 posted 11-03-1999 08:38 AM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

I think Balladeer's a "Bot"...even though I don't know what it is...He says the same thing about all my excellent work....sure, he says it in different ways, but they're all mean?...LOL
suthern
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8 posted 11-03-1999 09:28 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

I suspect it's an abbreviation of robot... programmed responses. And once again, no one owes you any response whatsoever. No one is obligated to read a poem no matter how many "please reads" are added to the title. When they do read and comment, they're giving you a gift of their time.

And Toe... you may be right... but ya gotta admit, he's got some hellacious programming! LOL. No matter how mean he is to your sweet self, he never seems to repeat an insult! *G*
poetFemmeFatale
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9 posted 11-03-1999 11:43 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

I am a "bot".....hehe
A sensual one....one that doesn't rust...plenty of lube here....ROFLMAO I kill myself ! I'm tired, can you tell ? LOL Yes, bots get tired too !! (sniff) Going to bot bed now....hehehe That sounds so funny.....bot bot bot bot bot .....Michael is Mr. Bot....

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~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

poetFemmeFatale
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10 posted 11-03-1999 11:44 PM       View Profile for poetFemmeFatale   Email poetFemmeFatale   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for poetFemmeFatale

Um....hehe Get this...

Excuse us while we make some bot babies.....

Cha - ching Cha - ching Cha - ching....... ha ha ha !
Come on Michael, more babies !! ROFLMAO

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~~ Lift your head high - spread your "words" and fly - - poetFemmeFatale

Elizabeth
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11 posted 11-03-1999 11:45 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Ha ha, PFF! Bot bot bot

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

"Something sweet, something sort of grandish, sweeps my soul when thou art near..."

Angel Rand
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12 posted 11-04-1999 12:16 AM       View Profile for Angel Rand   Email Angel Rand   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Angel Rand

A bot is indeed something that sends automated responses. But more over it is a digital host or moderator. If you go to a chat there well always be a "bot" host at the top of the chatter's list (at the top at least if you use MSChat). These bots are programmed to upkeep the rules of the chat. For example if certain rude words are used that the rl host (the one in charge of the server on which the chat takes place) doesn't like, the bot will automatically kick the offender out of the room. Or it will "spec" the swearer. That means that you can watch but not talk. You would have to sign off the chat, and log back in to get your voice back. These and others are what bots do.
Hope that was of help
Angel

[This message has been edited by Angel Rand (edited 11-04-1999).]
Nan
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13 posted 11-04-1999 07:08 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

I guess that makes us moderator types bots, eh?
Let's see - We've Bot-Michael and we've got Ball-Bot-Deer - and we've Brad-Bot and hoot-bot-rn... -Poet botVine and AliBot...
and the BotNess here....
Iloveit
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14 posted 11-04-1999 10:02 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

well sometimes innocent seeming questions can still hurt, and even though I don't think this was intended to hurt Watcher, it could have if all here hadn't injected humor and stood up for what is right. I appreciate Watcher for reading and commenting on all the poems, it is a wonder, I only get to read some and even then don't get to comment on those just for lack of time, that Watcher takes the time to read AND comment says a lot ...here's my thanks added to the list above

and ROFG@fem's bot's....
wayoutwalt
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15 posted 11-04-1999 10:48 AM       View Profile for wayoutwalt   Email wayoutwalt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for wayoutwalt

fem-bots are fine o man come on elizabeth hurley in austin powers fem bots o yeah!!!
luv ya watcher
hoot_owl_rn
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16 posted 11-04-1999 11:27 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Hey...I've been called far worse Nan...LOL. If I'm a bot, does that me I should be able to program in one of those darn sonnet things so I don't have to work on my vacation???

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