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Title: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: tkadm30 on 03/10/2017 10:26:05
How do you react to cyberattacks and harassment of online forums by a computer-like entity? Would you respond to the bot or ignore its personal attacks?

Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: chris on 03/10/2017 10:48:57
How do you know it's a bot that is after you?
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: tkadm30 on 03/10/2017 11:03:42
How do you know it's a bot that is after you?

I presume the neuro-narratives of the original post is pretty good evidence of computer-like entity employing a
specifically forged dictionary to target someone with insults and personal attacks. In contrast, a human text is generally not structured this way.
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: alancalverd on 03/10/2017 13:32:03
If in doubt, switch off. Works for any computer problem.
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: Kryptid on 03/10/2017 14:51:40
I presume the neuro-narratives of the original post is pretty good evidence of computer-like entity employing a
specifically forged dictionary to target someone with insults and personal attacks. In contrast, a human text is generally not structured this way.

What is a neuro-narrative?
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: jeffreyH on 03/10/2017 22:34:05
So where exactly did you encounter this entity?
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: evan_au on 04/10/2017 09:17:37
Quote from: tkadm30
the neuro-narratives of the original post ... employing a specifically forged dictionary
Please show us the original post, including its forged dictionary, so we can understand your concerns.

We won't be insulted by it (unless it contains obscenity, in which case the NS web filter will block it).

Bots are not permitted on the NS forum - in fact we test them before we let them sign up. So if it was a post on the NS forum, we will let this alleged bot protest its humanity, and see if we can identify it by its forged dictionary (a modern-day Turing Test (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turing_test)).

Or does it relate to this other thread (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=71495)?
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: tkadm30 on 04/10/2017 09:49:29
What is a neuro-narrative?

Here's the best definition I found of neuro-narratives:

Quote

The neural self is expressed through what I have called neuro-narratives (Martínez-
Hernáez, 2014). Neuro-narratives may be defined as stories of the neural self; stories that
privilege explanations of distress in terms of neurochemical dysfunction, short-circuiting an
awareness of the social sources of suffering while at the same time obscuring the fact of this
concealment. Whereas the afflicted self is grounded in social life, the narratives derived from
it are more engaged with the idea of an individually and cerebrally structured distress.


https://www.researchgate.net/publication/297898341_The_secret_is_inside_me_Neuropolitics_and_the_emergence_of_neuro-narratives_among_antidepressant_consumers
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: tkadm30 on 04/10/2017 09:57:45
Quote from: tkadm30
the neuro-narratives of the original post ... employing a specifically forged dictionary
Please show us the original post, including its forged dictionary, so we can understand your concerns.

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=71529.0

Please take a look at the OP. It looks like the poster inserted specially crafted words like "dumb", "iq", "emf", "strange things" to generate a negative cognitive effect (structured distress?) on the reader.
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: Bored chemist on 04/10/2017 10:10:13
Quote from: tkadm30
the neuro-narratives of the original post ... employing a specifically forged dictionary
Please show us the original post, including its forged dictionary, so we can understand your concerns.

https://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=71529.0

Please take a look at the OP. It looks like the poster inserted specially crafted words like "dumb", "iq", "emf", "strange things" to generate a negative cognitive effect (structured distress?) on the reader.
To me it looks like a straightforward appeal for help.

3 posts on an open forum in the poster's own thread isn't harassment.
If you don't like it, look away.
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: tkadm30 on 04/10/2017 10:30:50
To me it looks like a straightforward appeal for help.

Why on Earth would you call yourself "dumb" or "low iq" to appeal for help? Why is the question asked make no sense
anyway? I think the aim of poster was to insult or harass people being on antipsychotic medications who might hear auditory hallucinations.
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: Bored chemist on 04/10/2017 10:38:59
Why on Earth would you call yourself "dumb" or "low iq" to appeal for help?
I quite often ask colleagues for help starting with "I must be being dumb here but I can't find...".
And of course, it's possible that he's just providing background information.
I think the aim of poster was to insult or harass people being on antipsychotic medications who might hear auditory hallucinations.

There is nothing in the post which suggests that.
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: tkadm30 on 04/10/2017 11:40:13
There is nothing in the post which suggests that.

The vocabulary used to describe the "question" was forged to induce emotional distress on the recipient.
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: Bored chemist on 04/10/2017 12:46:35
How have you come to the conclusion that there is any particular recipient?
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: Danne on 04/10/2017 14:23:29
Visit less porno sites, I guess... :D

Just turn it off and don't go to weird places.
Title: Re: How do you react if a computer bot harasses you online?
Post by: tkadm30 on 08/10/2017 17:57:14
Visit less porno sites, I guess... :D

Just turn it off and don't go to weird places.

lol...

Would you please explain to us how visiting porno sites makes you a potential victim of online abuse?