Could people please stop to pipe random news website feeds to unofficial bots?

That'd be great.

Social media is for people.

Subscribe to news at their sources, use a reader.

Cluttering the timeline with feed relays from foreign news outlets sucks. This IS spam.

And fck me how braindead are bots that post the freakin time to a medium that can only be read on a computer? You know, these fancy calculators that come with a built-in clock?

@bekopharm @fatboy Don't they usually post with the "unlisted" tag - so don't appear on timelines?


@neil Afraid no.

I'm not talking about nice bots or behaiving bots that tag their stuff so it can be ignored.

Global timeline is saturated with this and my killfile is growing each day.

@bekopharm Fair enough. I guess the sort of people that follow these bots aren't the ones who'd have a reader.

@neil Oh the numbers usually look like this:

6k posts, 0 following, 5 followers.

So yeah, "interesting chitter" 🤔

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