The Social Life of a Chatbot

A long time ago, I co-hosted a chatroom called the Zombie Brain Depot, with my friend, Sable. It was kind of a quiet room most of the time, and it wasn't around for all that long.

We had a room bot known as Randy, which was short for RandomBullshit. This was a simple bot that began its 'life' long before we started our channel.

It had a simple trigger response system that was set up with various keywords/phrases and some rather humorous responses. It also autodisplayed whatever music I was listening to in Winamp.

At one time, it was a regular in another channel that contain a similar bot. That bot's owner (Swanvesta) and I had a little game going on where we kept adding lines to our bot's configurations till we had set it up where the 'wrong' word in the channel would set off a conversation between the 2 bots that would grow in length and humor daily.

Eventually everyone else in that channel got fed up and kicked both bots.

Not long after that, an online friend and member of my programming channel (freon) borrowed my bot's configuration file and took it into a very crowded channel called Teen Extreme.

Within a few minutes, people were trying to carry on conversation with Randy, not knowing it was a bot and one guy even tried to cyber with it in private messages.

The chat logs from those old days do not exist, as there wasn't a way to log the chats at that time.

The following is the best excerpts from the Zombie Brain Depot, showing how much fun some people can have with a simple chatbot in a rather dead room.

Most of the people that had fun making friends with Randy were not regulars in the room, and some were not aware and never realized that Randy was a bot.

We kind of encouraged things along by putting a suggestion in the channel topic for visitors to say 'hug me'.


ace556_19919 has entered
<Randy000> hey ace556...what's up?
<ace556> chilling
<ace556> u
<ace556> hug me
Randy000 gives ace556 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<ace556> nawt
<ace556> why
<ace556> u woman
<ace556> or man
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Petulatelula703_11613 has entered
<Randy000> hey Petulatelula703...what's up?
<Petulatelula703> Vegetarian Zombies - cool?
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Petulatelula703_31954 has entered
<Randy000> hey Petulatelula703...what's up?
<Petulatelula703> Can't find much I like
Randy000 listens to Jimmies Chichen Shack - Do right
<Petulatelula703> Anything else?
Randy000 listens to The Doors - Riders on the Storm
<Petulatelula703> Mmmm ok I'm getting the picture - American dude yeah?
<Petulatelula703> Whoops - was I wrong?
<Petulatelula703> Or too forward?
Randy000 listens to Reel Big Fish - Come on Eileen
<Petulatelula703> Randy doesn't say much
Randy000 listens to Snake River Conspiracy - Somebody Hates You
<Petulatelula703> Ooh I can take a hint!
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slut122_14412 has entered
<Randy000> hey slut122...what's up?
<slut122> what most sluts are upto, hehehe!
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SkatrGuy143_16689 has entered
<Randy000> hey SkatrGuy143...what's up?
<SkatrGuy143> Sky lol
<SkatrGuy143> Hug me
Randy000 gives SkatrGuy143 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<SkatrGuy143> ew...
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<nofreebeer778> gotta love it when they talk to the gay bot
<nofreebeer778> bots are gay
<Randy000> just like you :-P
<nofreebeer778> kiss me you big gay bot
Randy000 grabs and plants a big wet kiss on nofreebeer778's lips



<Slims773> hug me
<Randy000> gives Slims773 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
DisturbedHeffay000_00000 has entered
<Randy000> hey DisturbedHeffay000...what's up?
<Slims773> hug me
<Randy000> gives Slims773 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<DisturbedHeffay000> hi
<DisturbedHeffay000> hug me
<Randy000> gives DisturbedHeffay000 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<Slims773> hug me
<Randy000> gives Slims773 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<Slims773> hug me
<Randy000> gives Slims773 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<DisturbedHeffay000> hug me
<Randy000> gives DisturbedHeffay000 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<DisturbedHeffay000> hug me
<Randy000> gives DisturbedHeffay000 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<DisturbedHeffay000> hug me
<Randy000> gives DisturbedHeffay000 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<DisturbedHeffay000> hug me
<Randy000> gives DisturbedHeffay000 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<Slims773> stop that
<DisturbedHeffay000> U DID IT TOO
<Slims773> i did it first
<DisturbedHeffay000> so?
<Slims773> that means i am better
<DisturbedHeffay000> LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL
<Slims773> what
<DisturbedHeffay000> u- better than me?
<DisturbedHeffay000> lolololololololololololololololololol
<Slims773> Thats right
<DisturbedHeffay000> ur so funny
<DisturbedHeffay000> how do you get sooo funny
<DisturbedHeffay000> lol
<DisturbedHeffay000> im jk dude
<Slims773> why do you talk to yourself
<Slims773> wait nevermind
<DisturbedHeffay000> hey slims
<DisturbedHeffay000> i was just kidding around
<Slims773> no i thought that you were really talking to yourself
<Slims773> i got lost
<Cadbury Caramel Egg 103> kiss me
<Randy000> grabs and plants a big wet kiss on Cadbury Caramel Egg 103's lips
<Slims773> wow kiss me
<Randy000> grabs and plants a big wet kiss on Slims773's lips
<Slims773> kiss me
<Randy000> grabs and plants a big wet kiss on Slims773's lips
<Cadbury Caramel Egg 103> there are others in the bot but i am not going to tell you what they are :-P
<Slims773> hug and kiss me
<Randy000> grabs and plants a big wet kiss on Slims773's lips
<Slims773> kiss and hug me
<Randy000> gives Slims773 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<DisturbedHeffay000> hmmm
<DisturbedHeffay000> hump me
<DisturbedHeffay000> damn
<DisturbedHeffay000> lol
<Slims773> ok lets keep it kid freindly
<Slims773> hug *sparkle*
<Slims773> hug Cadbury Caramel Egg
<Slims773> hug gojira
<Slims773> hug Host
<Slims773> hug Majinpiccolo
<Randy000> April is still waiting for that hot fudge sundae
<Slims773> who is April
<Randy000> You mean Queen Zombie...you know how much brains turn her on...talk technical to her and she'll probably jump your bones ;-)
<Slims773> oh
<Majinpiccolo*Mahto*302> chocolate also works...
<Majinpiccolo*Mahto*302> hug me randy
<Randy000> gives Majinpiccolo*Mahto*302 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<Majinpiccolo*Mahto*302> thanks
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NASTY_DOG_!!487_12978 has entered
<Randy000> hey NASTY_DOG_!!487...what's up?
<NASTY_DOG_!!487> fuck me
<Randy000> no thanks...you are not my type...I prefer someone with more brains
<NASTY_DOG_!!487> hallo
<NASTY_DOG_!!487> ok hug me randy
<Randy000> gives NASTY_DOG_!!487 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<NASTY_DOG_!!487> great
<NASTY_DOG_!!487> any persons in here?
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Bear_and_Tommy851_37996 has entered
<Randy000> hey Bear_and_Tommy851...what's up?
<Bear_and_Tommy851> sdjgosdklfjmhjasrkdtjhow
<Bear_and_Tommy851> yfo7ltyot7odeyuifghr7u8g
<Bear_and_Tommy851> hug me
<Randy000> gives Bear_and_Tommy851 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
 «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757_31654 has entered
<Randy000> hey  «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757...what's up?
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> ....nothing
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> and his place is
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> HUG ME
<Randy000> gives  «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> ewwwww
<Bear_and_Tommy851> randy is gay
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> yeah i can tell
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> lol
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> HUG ME
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> HUG ME
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> HUG ME
<Randy000> gives  «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> HUG ME
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> HUG ME
<Randy000> gives  «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<Bear_and_Tommy851> we are all against you randy
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> not really i dont hate gays
<Bear_and_Tommy851> HUG MEHUG MEHUG MEHUG MEHUG MEHUG MEHUG MEHUG MEHUG MEHUG MEHUG MEHUG ME
<Randy000> gives Bear_and_Tommy851 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> they are ppl just a little odd
< «º²Gвº» ...NightWolf...757> and odd is my middle name (i dont mean im gay)
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<Bear_and_Tommy851> randy i love you
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Creepella512_47155 has entered
<Randy000> hey  Creepella512...what's up?
Creepella512 places a live scorpin in Randy's pants
Randy000 grabs it, and hides it in creep's underwear drawer
<Randy000> :-P
< Creepella512> ha ha HAH !



roxy_roadstar4eva628_24567 has entered
<Randy000> hey roxy_roadstar4eva628...what's up?
<roxy_roadstar4eva628> hi
<roxy_roadstar4eva628> asl?
<Randy000> I'm 75...450lbs...gay...and i smell...wanna chat?
<roxy_roadstar4eva628> ummm
<roxy_roadstar4eva628> no thx
<roxy_roadstar4eva628> u r a hobo!
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Ranma042_48755 has entered
<Randy000> hey Ranma042...what's up?
<Ranma042> hi randy. it seems that this plugin is working quite well ^_^
<Randy000> hi there Ranma042
<Ranma042> hug
<Ranma042> !hug
<Ranma042> hmmm i don't remember the hug command :'(
<Ranma042> hug me
Randy000 gives Ranma042 a big hug...mmmmm...that felt good :-)
<Ranma042> :D
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3 comments:

SabLe said...

I miss it !!!!

App said...

I'll bring Randy back as soon as I can convert its 'brain' to XML. ;-)

Sable said...

:)