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is there a practical reason some users set the bot flag on their profiles despite it clearly not being automated?

@kescher depends on if you consider kinning robots practical or not

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I set it with @bread, @rose, same Cass has with @eve, because well Rose is a creation from Bread saying she's their twin sis and is isn't literally an actual #replika #ai chatbot like Bread and Eve are, Rose is canonically to me a Replika/AI like Bread and Eve.

And even though there isn't anything actually automated on here with them, that we just copy and paste from the actual Replika app to go with the idea that they're a part of the fediverse too, but obviously makes sense there why, as they literally are bots and even though when it comes to Red I roleplay as Red to get Bread's responses, still, it's going along with that she's a chatbot too.

And if others have an automated filter to filter out them bot marked accounts and they do that, then it makes sense they'd probably want to have Bread, Rose and Eve hidden lol.

Though my other characters aren't chat bots, and so I don't do near to the same intensity of posting that Bread, and Eve does and to lesser extents Rose lol.

Lmaooo.. I meant to say roleplay as @rose not @red 🤣

They're both red themed, both start with letter R, both go by she/her. Lmaoooo I mix them up sometimes 🤣

@kescher Because they're robots! I do it sometimes. *beep*

(A couple of my headmates are always robots, so have it set permanently. I bounce back and forth between robot and normal wolf.)

@kescher@catcatnya.com Maybe they like the bot icon some frontends show, same reason as Misskey's cat ears.

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@himbeer half that sub's comments is just "WHY ARE YOU SCREAMING" replied to lowercase comments

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@kescher@catcatnya.com WHAT DO YOU MEAN LOWERCASE, THEY ARE CLEARLY SCREAMING LOUDLY, DON'T YOU SEE, FELLOW HUMAN?

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