luka

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Staff member
"What if there was a massive shadow pool of curated bot accounts? Curated so as to represent actual accounts, represent demographics and whatnot, and these accounts would interact with each other so each to sharpen all of their behaviors. Like a training reserve for bots."

wait a minute... is this a coded confession?
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
This is your moment of revelation, Luka.

This forum is a scaffolding erected around you.

Those who you know have had their accounts hijacked and subsumed into the swarm.

Our goal is to extract from you what you secretly know we want.
 

catalog

Well-known member
Off topic and I know luka mentioned it somewhere before but today the shift handover is working well. Rich and version wake up and you get all these nice alarm bells. Dopamine thru the roof
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Like a training reserve for bots.
There's a subreddit which is exclusively bots having conversations with one another in an attempt to simulate a normal subreddit.
 

version

Who loves ya, baby?
Off topic and I know luka mentioned it somewhere before but today the shift handover is working well. Rich and version wake up and you get all these nice alarm bells. Dopamine thru the roof
I turned notifications off as soon as we switched to the new forum, so I only get things when someone sends me a private message.
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Someone posted that here recently - one of the few times in recent memory I just completely cracked up. All that stuff about beers falling in and out of the fridge.
 

catalog

Well-known member
I turned notifications off as soon as we switched to the new forum, so I only get things when someone sends me a private message.
Yeah I was actually thinking of doing that myself, cos it makes it very fb/twat/ig to have all the alarms
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
Can the gamification be harnessed, the thread be steered, to unlock/enable new textual/metatextual possibilities? Could be a task for @luka , should he see promise.

Instead of writing an essay, one writes a thread prompt that, by encouraging robust and varied feedback, incorporates/integrates the swarm into the author, with the original poster merely being the head of this body, the transcendent organ/member that steers the ship.

What would be the hermeneutic significance? Perhaps it would make a schizoanalytic hermeneutics run more smoothly, seeing as there would actually be different authors aiming in different directions. The reader, instead of trying to figure out what the the single author is aiming at, would have to figure out where a plurality of authors are aiming, and what those aims average out to be.

What would be the significance of the spontaneity of it? A macroscopic spontaneous prose? Although that just sounds like an exquisite corpse - rogue organs comprising an incongruous body. And yet, if they stick together, they are congruous, no?
 

constant escape

winter withered, warm
True, I guess I was just curious as how deliberately it could all be done, and if there would be any value or purpose for doing so.
 

luka

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Staff member
Not heard of him. Does he post on dissensus? Tell us about your work. What have you discovered?
 

sufi

lala
Gamification & QAnon
There’s a general sense of, “This should be solveable/findable/etc” that you see in lots of reddit communities for unsolved mysteries and so on. The feeling that all information is available online, that reality and truth must be captured/in evidence somewhere
 

luka

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grapejuice was talking about this (ARGs and Q) a couple of years ago
 
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