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 Apr 1, 2013 at 8:54
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    Oh my goodness gracious, please tell me you guys are going to assemble a best-of...
    – Charles
    Apr 1, 2013 at 9:01
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    omg you are right meta.stackexchange.com/q/174532/176320 Apr 1, 2013 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 Apr 1, 2013 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 StaffMod
    Apr 1, 2013 at 13:19
  • @balpha A bot, of course.
    – his
    Apr 1, 2013 at 14:25
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    @balpha What's got two thumbs and would read that? This guy. Apr 1, 2013 at 15:09
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    @balpha, I smell the need for a new review queue!
    – Charles
    Apr 1, 2013 at 17:25

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