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It would be of interest at least to those working on Eliza-like software.

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Nope, it's intentional that the session ids are random strings instead of guessable numbers. If someone wants to share a transcript that's fine, but some of the contents of those conversations are probably better left under the rug, in particular where the user didn't realize they were talking to a bot and/or they posted private, confidential, identifying etc. information.

As an example (leaving out the obviously good amount of verbal abuse that the bot gets), he/she/it has actually been offered money to finish an iOS developer's project (and this included an email address being posted).

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offered money to finish an iOS developer's project ...hahahahahha ROFL –  NullPoiиteя Apr 1 '13 at 8:54
Expectable. Well, thanks. –  Majid Fouladpour Apr 1 '13 at 8:57
Oh my goodness gracious, please tell me you guys are going to assemble a best-of... –  Charles Apr 1 '13 at 9:01
omg you are right meta.stackexchange.com/q/174532/176320 –  NullPoiиteя Apr 1 '13 at 9:17
@Charles I had some free time this morning waiting for a report to run, so I felt like trolling the bot with requests for weaponizing ponies and catching unicorns with waffles... given some of the responses, I think a "Best Of" (carefully redacted) would be fantastic –  psubsee2003 Apr 1 '13 at 13:07
@Charles At this moment we have over 34000 chat sessions where the user has at least posted one message. Who's going to read all of that? :) –  balpha Apr 1 '13 at 13:19
@balpha A bot, of course. –  his Apr 1 '13 at 14:25
@balpha What's got two thumbs and would read that? This guy. –  mikeTheLiar Apr 1 '13 at 15:09
@balpha, I smell the need for a new review queue! –  Charles Apr 1 '13 at 17:25

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