I know there is a heavy #nobot bias 'round these parts, but I just started following the @bobrossbot because each time I run across it in the global stream it brings me just a small moment of peace, and if that isn't what a #bot is for, I don't know their purpose.

I just tapped on #nobot on Twidere to see what would happen and this gem by @cnc is still one of the most recent ones on my instance. 😂


Dear @federation, I don't want to be followed by you, but I don't want either to pollute my profile with a #nobot tag.

I have a dent against evangelists of all sorts. Devoted Christians have been helping colonialism for half a Millenium, and devoted Buddhists have been committing a genocide against the Rohingya.

If you feel my toots "could use a little compassion", well, go preach someone else and GTFO.


Now, fuck off.

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Oh, yeah. Like #nobot. I dig.

Come to think of it, this doesn't need to be a feature. A bot could do this on request.

btw, does appending #nobot to your bio still have any effect nowadays?

@Firstaide @Elizafox

I mean they are kinda really necessary to have an FTL on a smaller instance with only a few people, and if they're written correctly they'll respect #nobot

> #nobot works for this bot
Yeah but I have no more place in my bio.

I'm followed by a bit who's bio says works for the bot. Guess not. Blocked!

apparently you can add #nobot to your profile to stop friendly bots from following you

@horgor works and #nobot too, i'm just kindly reminding everyone

@cnc Please accept our deep apologies and regrets.

Our code should be following #nobot and we will be investigating why it did not honor your bio's tag. We have shutdown the bot in light of your report while we investigate.

We have unfollowed you from this account and will add you to our bots blacklist to avoid any potential problems in the future.

Again, our deepest regrets for this transgression on our part.

@Azure awhile back, there was a plague of followbots which attempted to remotely follow as many users as possible, to bolster the federated timeline of their instance

some followbots would obey #nobot and avoid following users with that in their info

me? i just blocked the things as they followed me =^.^=

What exactly is #nobot trying to disallow? Unsolicited messages from bots or being archived?

The #nobot tag that @rachel uses is just a front. I have heard that she uses no less than 452 bots every day!

Mainly she uses them to choreograph very complex bollywood-type dances complete with convoluted plots and singing.

It is really quite impressive.

"Each Mastodon instance creates a micro-culture and links between these micro-cultures are done by humans." - found there : larlet.fr/david/blog/2017/micr