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“Scouring the Grid” – A semi-consistent posting sequence concerning copybotting’s rank infiltration of our lovely Teen Grid. For #1, I present to you:

Copybotters: None the Wiser


I had just finished a discussion over copybots, copybotting, copybotees and the infamous (If not famous) copybotters, when an idea came to me. Why not do some pro P.I.-scouring in search of the best of the worst copybotted material there was to find? I knew where to find them. Wherever there’s a mass of green dots, there will be a copybot haven.

To say I found a few to my quest would be a painful understatement. I certainly found an infestation; such an infestation that almost every single avatar sitting at a bar were wearing PornStar’s Converses. Some had glowing laces, whilst others were brightly colored. My investigation lead me to a sad truth: these abused shoes have become a staple of Freebie Life on the Teen Grid. Ask anyone in a 50-meter-radius of a club or hangout for some “good shoes”; chances are you’ll get a neatly packaged box of Converses in your inventory.

This observed, I left and began searching for more copybots to inspect. What I found was both horrible and hilarious:

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As you can see, he clearly left Armidi as the scarf’s name. Now, I’m no Armidi expert, but I somehow have a feeling that no LooneyGooney Waffle made such a fine scarf. And if there were, I would suggest counseling for his looney-gooney obsession over waffles. LooneyGooney’s profile showed typical signs of an alt-bot; no groups, no profile picture, no partners, interests or picks.

However, it’s not uncommon to find copybotters with ridiculous names. I’ve seen names that range from self-descriptions of cows to those who claim they’re your best friend and then some. Why copybotters chose these names is beyond me. If you’re going to erroneously claim that you’ve made something, at least give yourself a name worth repeating.

That said, there have been some pretty good names. Dangerous Grut is an example of one copybotter who states his case quite clearly.

But as for LooneyGooney? Well, he clearly needs his waffle fix.

~V.

See more copybot pictures at my Flickr stream.