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Why are there so many bot/spam accounts on repl?
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I've seen 10-20 bots spam my posts and other peoples posts, in no way is this post saying the mods are doing bad job, its saying there are too many bots for the mods. I feel like more moderators would be acceptable for this situation. A couple days ago ive also seen some people on worthless accounts spamming comments. A couple memorable things ive seen 100+ times are there's a snake in my boot or yes. In conclusion this is just calling out all of the people who do that. Please stop.
Also what can I do to help the moderators or devs? If i can do anything I would love to help.

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Vijayonline
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BlueComet

you can tell the moderators

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@iterate I do, I did. The thing is that there are only so much mods and way too much bots.

BlueComet

@eekboi then they should add more mods

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@iterate If you read the post for more then a few sentences it says that we need new mods.

BlueComet

@eekboi I know what I mean is I support your claim

Highwayman

Report....... them.....?

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@Highwayman I do, every one of them. The thing is that there are so much bots/spammers that the moderators are having incredible trouble with banning/warning or whatever they need to do.

Highwayman

@eekboi :/ I wish this place gave more power to the users sometimes. At cplusplus.com if someone has low enough "cycles"(post count), and your high enough in cycles, your report just automatically deletes them. It’s generally quite helpful I’d say.

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@Highwayman True, but that could be abused ngl.

Highwayman

@eekboi that’s the point of the cycle threshold though. It’s supposed to protect against abuse.

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@Highwayman The point of cycles imo is to show that you can be good at answering questions related to what you need.

Highwayman

@eekboi ehh but at some point it starts to suggest you’ve actually been here for a while and stuff like that. OfFor example, 1000 and up, how is it possible to get that much with a bot? Pretty hard if all your stuff keeps getting reported and you’ve only been alive for like a month.

DynamicSquid

Bots? I've never seen bots before... Could you link some questions?

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@DynamicSquid I can give you a screenshot. I have many screenshots of these bots smh. This screenshot is from a bot who commented on a post ive made. This also seems to be the only repl they have. The repl is the code that the bot needs.