Every once in a while I’ll get an instant message via AIM from an elusive SalmonBot. Their names used to be of the form <Adjective>Trout, but now they show up as <Adjective>Coho. SalmonBots act as an intermediary between two unsuspecting people, making each think that the other started the conversation. It will even manipulate the messages before it relays them to the other person. *shrug* They’re just weird. I’ve blogged about them before.
Usually now when I get an IM from such an account I just block it. I figured I’d try to help the other poor victim out, though…
Whoops! I should read my own blog. Here’s all the info on Wikipedia.
I just had the oddest IM session with IncensedTrout, via AIM. The converstaion whent like this:
incensedtrout You look ghastly!
me: who is this?
incensedtrout who is this?
me:I asked you first
incensedtrout no you didnt
incensedtrout you know who I am
me:ok, I’m going to ignore what you say for a minute, and then block you unless you tell me who you are
incensedtrout sounds good
I wonder what information it was going to try to dig out of me, but clearly it was a bot, or at most a very stupid human. Has anyone else had such an odd experience?