I'm just curious about why (not how) metasmoke and SmokeDetector can get reputation. Their profiles state that they are bots, but SmokeDetector even asked a question on Stack Overflow.
I thought bots aren't supposed to get reputation, like Community. The Community user does a lot of stuff but doesn't get any reputation for doing things such as randomly bumping old unanswered questions. I felt that this was ridiculous and a bit suspicious: How could a bot ask human questions on SE? What's going on here?