Jump to content
You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 64 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Recommended Posts

Uniformly new accounts 3 days to 2 weeks old tops keep showing up with names that all follow the same format, single name display name with a capitalized letter. No profile filled out, they seem to show up in batches of the same account age on a day.. For example today these three show up with the same age:-

image.png.519a4e256c57fd182774de06988ba450.png

Β 

Just my sim? Seen quite a lot of these following this pattern now

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, Extrude Ragu said:

Uniformly new accounts 3 days to 2 weeks old tops keep showing up with names that all follow the same format, single name display name with a capitalized letter. No profile filled out, they seem to show up in batches of the same account age on a day.. For example today these three show up with the same age:-

image.png.519a4e256c57fd182774de06988ba450.png

Β 

Just my sim? Seen quite a lot of these following this pattern now

I see that now and then on Horizons.Β  All standing in a row.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Β  Β I noticed that a little while back, in one of the older Linden Home regions. 5 people TP'd in at once at the same spot, all blank profiles, all created the same day, all using starter avis, and vanished. A few moments later, another batch 'o bots popped up, same composition of made-on-the-same-day and blank profiles, same spot even (squeezed in between two properties when I cammed over to have a peek).Β 

Β  Β No idea why. Traffic? Seems weird to do in a Linden Home region.Β Shrugs.

Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, Extrude Ragu said:

Uniformly new accounts 3 days to 2 weeks old tops keep showing up with names that all follow the same format, single name display name with a capitalized letter. No profile filled out, they seem to show up in batches of the same account age on a day.. For example today these three show up with the same age:-

image.png.519a4e256c57fd182774de06988ba450.png


strange is.. i see a C*** name in search that is 10 yrs old,Β  Th*** nearly 10 yrs old

Link to post
Share on other sites

These type of bots have been around forever. If you keep track of who enters your region, you'll see they pop in quite often.

I doubt they do any harm though. My presumption is that they are a form of grid surveying bot that collect information regarding regions. Not a specific person or region, but every region. This typically includes region type, estate, owner, terrain height, and possibly parcel data, just to name a few. The reasonΒ for why new accounts are created is because people ban them from parcels and regions, meaning they can't collect this information anymore.

While I would much prefer for bot owners to disclose who owns the bot, and what the bots purpose is, it isn't a requirement. However, LL does have a clause where they can start charging money if someone creates a army of accounts like this, but I don't think they have ever enforced that (Note: lack of enforcement doesn't mean it won't ever be enforced).

Β 

Β 

Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, Chaser Zaks said:

I doubt they do any harm though. My presumption is that they are a form of grid surveying bot that collect information regarding regions.

Makes sense, I wonder what kind of data they seeking in LL housing area :)

Another possibility, bots might be collecting avatar UUIDs for subscription systems (unauthorized subscription) randomly getting advertisement from random creator makes sense if bots collecting avatar UUIDs...

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Yuumo Ichibara said:

Seen today while sailing:

Β  Β But did they circle around you wearing shark costumes, going 'dun dun dun dun dun dun'?

  • Haha 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Wulfie Reanimator said:

Worse, they sing Baby Shark.

R7Xs.gif

Link to post
Share on other sites
You are about to reply to a thread that has been inactive for 64 days.

Please take a moment to consider if this thread is worth bumping.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...