shameless Edgey fangirl
Location: Lordly Tailor
Rank: Ace Attorney
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 10:00 pm
Yeah, the bot owners likely are stepping up their game. Most aren't obvious bots by themselves, but with some, you start noticing patterns. For instance, some have pretty much the same name with a couple letters difference, with all matching or nearly matching profiles and custom titles. I've even seen some that don't have the same name, but the same name format with matching profile/custom title.
To give an example of the former, seeing this guy
and his band of merry clones
mixed in with other members makes me want to go, "Yeah... just give me a reason." (But I suppose there's always that small chance that this is the most scatterbrained user ever :P)
Then there are the bots with the custom titles with random phrasing that doesn't make any sense. Of course, I wouldn't want to ban one based on an odd title, but when you start seeing multiple users with the same title or the same pattern of title, it starts looking suspicious.
Say, Wooster, out of curiosity, I don't suppose you guys do occasional mass bans? Or is it one of those things where it would be far less of a hassle to just let sleeping bots lie?