cancelbot


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cancelbot

(ˈkænsəlˌbɒt)
n
a computer program that deletes unwanted mailings to internet usergroups
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cancelbot: A program that continually runs on an internet server, automatically looking for and deleting any Usenet postings from certain people or on subjects the system administrator deems inappropriate.
(Note to the sarcasm challenged: I have not unleashed a cancelbot or spoofed someone's server and never will.
1959 (1996); see also Eric Schlachter, War of the Cancelbots!, ERIC GOLDMAN WEBSITE, http://eric_goldman.tripod.com/ articles/cancelbotarticle.htm (last visited Sept.
Cancelbots search for particular topics and phrases and cancel the entry - often used by political or social adversaries; clonebots steal identities and kick you offline; guardbots monitor for clonebots and cancelbots and stop them.