Update 8/14/15: I’ve broken down the 5/9 bots into their own list. These are the bots I’ve found that were rezzed on May 2009. You can find them here.
Update 3/7/15: The list is again current as of now. Every name submitted to me that I could reasonably verify as being a bot is on the list now. The list has grown to a total of 69 names now. Thanks everyone!
Update 2/10/15: I’ve gotten a bit behind on the list due to RL things going on at the moment, but I hope to get the contributions merged in as soon as possible. Thanks for all the input on this!
I’ve been catching these things more and more on my land and the surrounding area. Bots popping into existence, doing a little step by step pirouette in place, then disappearing again. I’ve done some searching on the web, but there seems to be no real consensus on what these things are, what they do, or what dirtball is behind them. In my opinion, bots should be marked as bots in the profile and also with what they do – greeter, notecard giver, etc. Also, they should be kept ON THE OWNER’S OWN LAND, and not leech off people who pay tier in SL.
These bots become one with my banlist when I find them, and since I thought other people might enjoy banning them too, at least until there’s some rules governing these things (I’m looking squarely at you, Linden Lab), I’m going to post my own personal banned bot list. It will be updated as the list is updated. If anyone has any clue who owns these things or what they do, I’d love to hear from you in the comments. I’m assuming if they’re so secretive though, it can’t be anything good.
A few thank you’s for contributing names to the list both here and in-world – I think it’s getting pretty comprehensive now!
Thanks to those have contributed names to the list:
If anyone knows of any other bots not on this list, please feel free to contact me here or in-world!