Salmoning: a bot-initiated two-way chat surprise
June 14, 2008 7:42 AM Subscribe
Have you been salmoned?
posted by Mo Nickels (26 comments total)
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I just met a stranger from Denver via the process of salmoning, in which a chatbot initiates an unexpected two-way conversation between two (apparently random) nicks, giving them both aliases ending with "salmon," and leaving both parties confused.Like this guy says
, once you figure out what's going on when you've been salmoned, you can have a pretty good chat.
In my case, the bot's opening line was, "Fill in the blank: I'll eat me candy with the [blank]. Excuse my manners if I make a scene." (It's from a Weezer song; the answer is "pork and beans.")
My unwitting partner's nick was EconomicSalmon, so for a minute I thought it was Felix Salmon
, who writes about finance and economics. My random nick was, apparently, MilkySalmon.
A typical salmon chat
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