Are You Bot or Not?
February 20, 2002 11:58 AM   Subscribe

Are You Bot or Not? You need to be 18 or over! It's kept me amused for a couple of days.
posted by vbfg (10 comments total)

computer crash city... population: me.

serves me right for running around here in my school's mac lab instead of paying attention in my multimedia class. oh wait.. that's irony....

where's my knife? all i have are these spoons! thousands and thousands of spoons!
posted by lotsofno at 12:23 PM on February 20, 2002

It just froze up on me. Not very well made program if it crashes one computer and freezes up in another. Just as well. Watching pixels boink isn't really my idea of a good time, though the idea does sound funny. Before the program died I didn't see how it was gonna be fun to play. It's one of those "looked good on paper" ideas perhaps.

I prefer robots with a little more personality, but it's all a matter of taste.
posted by ZachsMind at 2:07 PM on February 20, 2002

It worked fine for me (IE5.1, OSX). I designed my little bot, named him and set him free... and watched him wander around being ignored by all the other little bots, who were industriously boinking each other in every way imaginable.

A little too realistic for my taste.
posted by ook at 2:13 PM on February 20, 2002

Stupid thing wouldn't accept my email address as valid. I dunno, maybe the '@' confused it? Ah, fuck it.
posted by salmacis at 3:25 PM on February 20, 2002

I couldn't get it to work either.
posted by dejah420 at 4:26 PM on February 20, 2002

I got it to work, and made a little pink bot with a gigantic wang.. doesn't seem to be attracting the lady bots, though.
posted by Hildago at 4:42 PM on February 20, 2002

It let me create an account and apparently authenticate, but then it just sat there failing to present any kind of game UI. That's what I get for installing a plugin to look at this thing, I suppose.
posted by majick at 6:23 PM on February 20, 2002

rule number one: If you're going to make a pop-up window unresizeable, make sure it's big enough to hold all the information. I don't care if bad web-design makes the site look bad, but when it makes it unusable, that's pretty bad.. no one tested it?
(if you enter your registration info incorrectly, it makes you re-enter it, but since there's an extra line of text explaining why you're back there to re-enter it, the submit button is off the button of the window)
I got it to work, but I doubt my mom could've....
posted by imaswinger at 9:14 PM on February 20, 2002

i, uh, made a couple of happy looking bots, and let them walk around on their own overnight.

Amount of sex they got?


i blame those bastards at durex.

vbfg: how do you get your bots to do anything??
posted by fishfucker at 10:09 AM on February 21, 2002

I think it's some kind of sociological experiment, designed to see how long the average internet user will wait around to see simulated stick-figure sex.
posted by ook at 2:59 PM on February 25, 2002

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