Poll: Is Widget really THAT annoying?

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Post by HoodedMan » Sun Sep 07, 2008 3:09 pm

Keep in mind that the last bot with the type of brain he has was supposed to just "listen" for two months before speaking. Perhaps Widget should follow his example. Even though as I've pointed out, he is my bot, I do want to know what people think.

Oh, and he'll notify when there are new posts on the forum soon. It's just a new programming language and I have to figure out how to do that.

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Post by JSherlock » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:10 pm

I love Widget! Let him keep yapping away! :D
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Post by steyn » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:25 pm

I like widget like he is
Wouldn't he get smarter while he rambles on?

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Post by Esynthia » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:27 pm

I don't fit into any of the poll answers. :P I like him sometimes, and others I just wish he'd shut up >< I don't think he should be totally silent, and there's really no happy medium for me, soooo, yeah. LOL.

and woo for posting posts... that would be redundant if you didn't know what I was talking about :toothy
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Post by HoodedMan » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:43 pm

Well, the point is now somewhat moot because due to a power failure, Widget has lost his brain. I'm going to try to repair it, but in the meantime, he's going to be quiet for a week or so while he learns. The check_forum module is of the highest priority, not his rambling.

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Post by Esynthia » Sun Sep 07, 2008 4:49 pm

awww, sad :(
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Post by Slarti » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:54 pm

I realize this may be moot for the moment, but since he will be back I'll comment.

My opinion is a lot like Esy's. It's not like 'die, Widget!' but I do find it irritating when he's being overused. He's always been annoying when he's overused, this just gives him more opportunity to be annoying because it's a new toy and people are constantly prodding it.

While I get that it's a cool concept, and it's your channel, I do think if and when he returns in this new AI form maybe people need to cool it a little bit and realize not everybody wants Widget to dominate the room.

It's the same thing as any common courtesy in chat -- to be respectful of others and try not to annoy each other.

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Post by fourpawsonthefloor » Mon Sep 08, 2008 12:39 am

Yeah, I can totally see where that would come from. I'm thinking though hopefully, as with any toy, once the novelty wears off it will die down as well :).
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Post by Saint Kurt » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:54 pm

Originally posted by HoodedMan
Well, the point is now somewhat moot because due to a power failure, Widget has lost his brain.
That sucks.

In the immortal words of former Vice President Dan Quayle:
What a waste it is to lose one's mind. Or not to have a mind is being very wasteful. How true that is.
Poor widget!

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Post by HoodedMan » Tue Sep 09, 2008 1:23 am

Originally posted by Slarti
My opinion is a lot like Esy's. It's not like 'die, Widget!' but I do find it irritating when he's being overused. He's always been annoying when he's overused, this just gives him more opportunity to be annoying because it's a new toy and people are constantly prodding it.
Good! This is the kind of feedback I was looking for: something I can do something about! I may not have made it clear before, but I can put rate limits on any module, including the HAL module.

So, the conversations are kind of cute sometimes but if Widget only piped up once or twice a minute and ignored non-commands otherwise, I'd have no problem with that.
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Post by steyn » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:22 am

or you could do what we all hope and dream for. When someone goes uber overboard with the widget commands they get a swift kick in the patootie right out of chat :cracked

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Post by Esynthia » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:38 am

zomg, major deja vu reading this thread ><

anyway, yeah, that'd be *amazing* HM.
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Post by wingyding » Tue Sep 09, 2008 2:38 pm

I'm fine with widget talking, and some of the insane things he comes up with are priceless in context; but when it gets to the point of every other line being something nonsensical you have to sort through to carry on a decent group conversation, it's goes overboard.

I vote for him just keeping a bit quieter till he learns a little more, of course after you've given him the proverbial brain surgery.
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Post by HoodedMan » Tue Sep 09, 2008 6:54 pm

One thing I would find annoying about him is that he's now offline so often; unfortunately, he's still on my computer and being moved from home to work, from class to class... and sometimes I just forget to bring him back online. I'm going to put him on a computer that's relatively permanently online this evening.
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