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Wordle-spoiling bot taken down by Twitter



An obnoxious bot that responded automatically with the solution for that day's Wordle puzzles when users shared their Wordle scores on the social media platform has been suspended.


@wordlinator would send out the following tweet: "What exactly is it? Your mediocre linguistic prowess is largely unnoticed by the general public. Tomorrow's word is..., which means I'm going to teach you something "then including a spoiler at the end of the story The Twitter account was deactivated on Tuesday, according to the company.


According to a Twitter spokesperson, the account was "suspended for violating Twitter's terms of service and automation rules, which prohibit the sending of unsolicited @mentions," and was therefore "disqualified from using the service." A Twitter account cannot be used to interfere with other people's Twitter experiences, which includes sending a large number of unsolicited replies. This is in accordance with the terms of service.


Engineers believe the bot was able to spoil future puzzles because the answers to Wordle are easily found in the game's source code, which is where the bot got its information. Each word is associated with a specific date and is saved in the player's browser when the word is typed.


This is a modernized version of the classic game show "Lingo," in which players are given six chances to correctly spell a five-letter word before they are eliminated. Letters that are not in the word are represented by gray, letters that are in the word but are in the incorrect spot are represented by yellow, and letters that are in the correct spot are represented by green.


TWTR (Twitter) is a social media platform where thousands of people share their scores each day, revealing how many, or how few, attempts they needed to complete the puzzle and in what order. Wordle's popularity has risen in recent weeks as a result of its growing popularity on social media, with users sharing their results on Twitter using tiles in the colors green, black, and yellow.


An interview with Josh Wardle, a software engineer who created the puzzle for his word-game-obsessed partner, appeared in the New York Times. Wardle — yes, even the game's name is a play on words — finally made his side project available to the public in October, after his family played it and shared their results via a private group chat.


As he explained during the interview, "It's something that motivates you to spend three minutes per day." "It does not necessitate any additional effort on your part."

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