TheSnake wrote:Actually, you have it slightly wrong, Spammers & Bots are theoretically the same thing. What Pit$Bull was saying is the difference between "Human" & Automated. In this context, a Bot is a script that SPAMS websites, a Human Spammer SPAMS websites, the same thing, the only difference is how the SPAM is actually performed, Human Spammer vs BOT Spammer.
Spammers and Bots are not the same either theoretically or practically.
Using the bots is not synonym of spamming
All my tweets are automatically re-published to my Facebook account. It is the in-built into twitter functionality.
As well as they can be (and sometimes are being) also re-published to my (and others) blogs and to statuses (microblogs) of, for example, of my accounts in forums based on IPB
Does not bot send you notifications about replies to your forum posts?
Aren't all internet based on bots and automated scripts?
The SPAM is not determined in any way by how it is being performed.
Posting by bots (scripts) is not spamming
Spamming always involves humans. The frequently mused notion of spam by pure machines is anti-productive nonsense leading to crazy solutions and discussions
IMO, SPAM is being defined as unwarranted (unasked) communication uncontrollable by its recipient
(which he cannot unsubscribe, close, ignore, etc.)
The problem is that it is senseless to fight spam when you cannot even define it.
And this situation confusion is beneficial only to spammers and criminals