questionsok i need answers about this guy @they

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Either @they don't know, don't show, or don't care about what's going on in the woot! to say anything.

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OMG ponies! I have no idea; but, sure looks like a bot to me. Speaking of bots - how/who is wootbot? That/It/He/She must have a human doing something. I.am.so.confused.now.

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When people talk about knowing what "they" say... that's the "they".

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Obviously, @1298ty will hold the key to this mystery if he receives any gifts via steam from @they.

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@miquinn: Now you have done it. You should have let it go. (backs out of this forum slowly)

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@they simply tallies all of the votes in the wootiverse as it's own. Any question or deal that gets any postive vote shows up as voted on by @they. It's probably just used by Woot for statistics and future Woot improvements

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@capguncowboy: But it leaves comments on deals. Somebody's using it.

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Has anyone noticed that @they has voted up this question?

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@rprebel: Right you are. Here are the 2 comments in question:

http://deals.woot.com/deals/comment/aad50a92-2333-4b99-be79-da35541a3d57

http://deals.woot.com/deals/comment/b994cffb-9f9e-47fc-88f3-0ee021ec4bd5

The first is from a deal over a month ago. The other is from 5 hours ago asking for a steam ID. I'd be scared... :)

Or perhaps they're going to gift a few cents to the steam ID to help alleviate a balance problem.

My guess is it's Santa. He's everywhere

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It is kinda creepy that They is silently watching, reading our every word, only making its presence known through voting... It knows we're talking about it! Aah!

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@caffeine_dude: Oh, trust me its saying plenty alright. Every question and deal you have ever posted it has either voted for or against it.

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Serious question 'cause I don't remember... did you tag this "q"? The only tag on it now is meta. :-|

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"They" ... are watching.

What's even crazier ... the minions. All over your house. And they aren't happy.

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Ooh, I hope I get one of those in my 3 random shirt shipment! Hey @they. Hook me up?

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This is going to be the most boring horror movie ever.

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Now we play the waiting game.

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Ha. While you guys are worried about @they, I am much more worried about @THEM!

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Is it anything like the smoke monster on "Lost"?

worried

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It takes effort to comment but it's easy to vote on a deal. I know, that's why I'm struggling to keep my green triangle, nevermind a black triangle. I'll comment rarely. More often than not I lurk, enjoying everyone else's pithy comments instead.

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For the record, I haven't received any new friend requests via Steam yet.

In case anyone was actually waiting for that..

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It's Monty or Mortimer, not sure yet

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It appears as though @They both voted up and down on the question "Are Black Triangles the new Bacon?" by mkentosh... Does that mean it can double vote?

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@rooopert2002: Is it possible that @they is a count of all the votes by all users?

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Wasn't there a question about wacky conspiracy theories yesterday? Maybe I should mention this one...

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Maybe he's the THEY from THEY LIVE, starring Rowdy Roddy Piper.

OH GOD WOOT ARE YOU PART OF THEY???!!!!

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@they are everywhere. Probably linked to the NSA computer scanning all our deals.