One of the latest chat and internet applications is Hole. The founders of Holeio, Jon Shugart, and Greg Matteson have received a lot of criticism for supposedly “dumbing” down the bot scene in general. Some argue that the increased spammers are only making the problem worse by adding another layer of problems to the problem. They also point out that while there are many bots that have appeared on the bot scene recently, it’s always been with an intention to do one thing, and one thing only: SPAM.
It’s easy to see the arguments that are presented above. But what is Holesio, really? Why does it matter to the bot community? Why does it attract spammers? The answers to these questions are much more complicated than I can explain here, but I’ll give you a quick synopsis. The bot community is an online community that aims to bring together people who use various forms of chat and forums.
Bots are programs designed by humans (most of the time) or by artificial intelligence to participate in online conversations. Some chatbots have been designed to be good at picking up on specific niches, and some have been designed with options for various types of conversation. Holes is one such bot designed to help users with their chats. If you’ve ever talked to someone on a social network or an ordinary chatbot, chances are that you came across a Holesio before.
The Bot community is largely comprised of individuals who have, in one way or another, fallen foul of Holes. As its name suggests, Hole is a bot designed to detect and log all conversations. It then reports back to the user in a number of different ways.
Some people have taken offense to Holesio, arguing that it’s a means to get spammers banned. This might be a valid argument, but the community isn’t banning anyone. In fact, many of the spammers that use Holes are those that the bot was designed to keep away from, so it doesn’t necessarily prevent the bot from picking up on the legitimate conversation. The Bot has proved itself a valuable tool for keeping both legitimate and spammer communities safe from each other.
If you’re curious about using Holes, you can find more information about it here. The official website doesn’t discuss whether or not there will be more updates to the Bot community in the future. Based on the information that can be found here, however, it looks like HolesIO will be around for quite some time.