Is ibot (aka jbot, infobot and many others) a girl?

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Tue Oct 16 17:06:00 MDT 2007


My understanding was that anything which does not have the plumbing
required for procreation, would inherently be hermaphroditic.

Therefore properly, it, should be an it.

On 10/16/07, Brandon Stout <bms at mscis.org> wrote:
> Clint Savage wrote:
> > I'm under the impression that I either missed something, or that most
> > people understand that the blootbot maintained by Tim Riker is, at
> > least in our channels (#utah, #utos, #ubuntu-utah, #uphpu, etc),
> > indeed *is* a girl.
> >
> > I got this impression from several macros and other things.  The
> > question I'm asking here isn't the gender of our little blootbot.  But
> > rather, what's the history and how did it come to be that I, and
> > others I've talked with, think that ibot,jbot,infobot is a female?
> >
> > Just an interesting thought that crossed my mind this morning.  Maybe
> > I'm off my rocker, but thought I'd ask anyway.
> >
> > Cheers,
> >
> > Clint
> >
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>
> Run these in IRC:
>
> ~blast [somenick]
> ~cry
>
> blootbot/infobot/ibot/jbot responds with:
>
> ***infobot pulls her blaster and uses [somenick] for target practice
> ***infobot cries and sobs until she nearly drowns in her own tears.
>
> That's why I call infobot a girl... though anyone could define a
> response with 'him' and 'he'.  Perhaps it's like a captain refering to
> his ship; something like: "She's South of our destination, take her north".
>
> Brandon Stout
> http://mscis.org
>
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