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Can this be a coincidence?

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Naniwa Sun 21-Aug-11 00:25:13

Is this a coincidence? You do the math. I’m a computer science major so hear me out. Every time Mumsnet is shut down there seems to be some really weird posts that both appear and disappear! And then the situation stabilises.

Doing a quick search on Google on any of the words or even phrases in these posts will give you thousands of results.

So this is what I’ve been thinking with frankly, frightening repercussions. I think these posts are nothing more than complex AI (which is a computer science acronym for Artificial Intelligence) that most likely takes all of the power of the main server to compile. That is why these posts are so weird. No one even writes them! They are the product of autonomous code. If this post gets deleted then you know why!

stripeybump Sun 21-Aug-11 00:27:05

Is this some kind of conspiracy theory thing? What weird posts have you noticed?

stripeybump Sun 21-Aug-11 00:27:57

Also, if you're a CS major, have you not heard of spambots? That's what you're describing.

ChippingIn Sun 21-Aug-11 00:28:19

Is it possible to post that in English?

Solo Sun 21-Aug-11 00:29:29

Repeats what ChippingIn said.

LineRunner Sun 21-Aug-11 00:31:18

Message deleted by Mumsnet.

DontGoCurly Sun 21-Aug-11 00:34:43

Eh, conspiracy theories much OP ??

A huge forum like MN would need regular housekeeping, it's totally normal.

TheCompanyofWolefs Sun 21-Aug-11 00:35:03

golly.

LoopyLoopsTootyFroots Sun 21-Aug-11 00:36:09

Come again?

Salmotrutta Sun 21-Aug-11 00:36:55

It's elves.

Are you Fahrenheit under a name change by any chance................. ?

DontGoCurly Sun 21-Aug-11 00:38:17

OP

Salmotrutta Sun 21-Aug-11 00:39:10

Actually I think you hail from the US of A - see the use of "Math" and "major".....................

Salmotrutta Sun 21-Aug-11 00:40:30

grin - you're probably right DontGoCurly!

CocktailMumma Sun 21-Aug-11 00:42:43

erm??? confused

Wondering if I am thick or its time for my bed?

I'll stop bluffing - am thick!! Dont get what you're on about really at all.

Should we be worried?

AgentZigzag Sun 21-Aug-11 00:44:32

If you think this will get deleted, are you subtly trying to tell us you're an AI?

MumblingRagDoll Sun 21-Aug-11 00:46:40

Huh? What's an AI?

LoopyLoopsTootyFroots Sun 21-Aug-11 00:46:51

Umm, is (what's he called-the oddball?) really a robot?

GypsyMoth Sun 21-Aug-11 00:46:54

I remember last December mumsnet went offline..... Then magically, when it came back, there was a SNOWMAN on the logo! Was a scary moment!

And once, the logo was red!

LoopyLoopsTootyFroots Sun 21-Aug-11 00:47:13

or an alien?

Salmotrutta Sun 21-Aug-11 00:49:56

Do you mean Gabby/robin/somethingelseI'veforgotten?

Or that mad Fahrenheit from last weekend?

AgentZigzag Sun 21-Aug-11 00:53:07

Message deleted by Mumsnet.

DontGoCurly Sun 21-Aug-11 00:54:10

heheh no I don't think we should be worried.

As much as I'd like to blame some MN posts on machines I think the more likely explanation is a much higher footfall of traffic, hither-to-fore many more trolls.

Thusly, much more work for the Admins to do rather than sinister censorship!!!
Obviously !? grinhmm

DontGoCurly Sun 21-Aug-11 00:54:53

<hardly drunk at all>

Oh yes, Gabby is most definetly A.I. (but in all seriousness, I think Gabby is an older, possibly retired man. I presume English is not his first language either).

He never posts past an acceptable senior bedtime, i.e. nineish, and knows a lot about daytime t.v.

LoopyLoopsTootyFroots Sun 21-Aug-11 01:18:31

Ah yes, Gabby.

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