What does @mack-bot do?
@mack-bot's sole purpose right now is to provide a token or marker downvote on known farming accounts immediately after they publish a post or comment. Currently it is running locally on one of my desktops but I have leased a VPS that my bots and scripts will be moved to in the next few weeks to ensure they run smoothly with a 100% uptime.
@mack-bot is currently leaving comments in reply to both posts & comments that have been downvoted and will do so for the next 14 days. After that it will only downvote to prevent adding unnecessary spam to the block chain. I have over 14,500 accounts on my list and have found one or two that were false positives. I want to ensure that anyone who is downvoted and is not part of a farm can contact me to review their account and remove it from my list.
How can this benefit @spaminator & the community?
While the downvote has no real weight or effect on the the account reputation, post or comment it serves to identify active accounts. @spaminator will use this to follow up with a heavier downvote about 6 days after @mack-bot's downvote to remove any pending rewards.
All community projects and bots are encouraged to follow both @cheetah & @mack-bot votes. By adding code to your bots to check for a flag from either account before upvoting you can help stop these farms from profiting. @minnowbooster is the first community project to follow both bots.
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