If you are on Twitter and you haven’t seen the colored boxes on your timeline, are you even using your Twitter properly? If you are still clueless about what
those boxes are, it is a web-based word game that changes every day. You can play the game easily and paste it on Twitter to maybe flaunt your scores if it is
great. While the Wordle trend had completely taken over the internet, there was a bot account that probably had zero tolerance for people posting their Wordle
scores. The bot account, now banned, posted rude comments under Wordle posts and also shared spoilers for the next game.
Since it launched online a year ago, the game, which only provides one puzzle every day, has racked up millions of users. However, the Twitter user @wordlinator seems determined to ruin the enjoyment for users who posted their results.
When accounts posted their Wordle scores, the bot account immediately replied with messages like “Observe this. Your lousy linguistic misadventures are
uninteresting to everyone. Tomorrow’s word is going to be a lesson for you “— then the correct response for the following day.
According to Twitter, the use of its platform to harass other users is not tolerated.
Additionally, according to its policy, sending unwelcome, hostile, or numerous mentions, responses, or direct messages is grounds for account deletion or suspension from the network.
Although Wordle only offers six chances to correctly guess a five-letter word and can only be played in a web browser, the game has gained popularity, in part because players may post their results in green, yellow, and grey grids on social media.
The @wordlinator account’s creator most likely looked at the Wordle web page’s source code to discover the next winning words.
One participant tweeted, “Just what sort of sick, twisted person do you have to be to despise the sight of people enjoying a simple sport so much that you hack Wordle.”
- Twitter suspended “The Wordlinator,” an account that appeared to spoil the next day’s Wordle answer for players.
- Wordle, a game where users have six attempts to guess a five-letter word, has skyrocketed in popularity.
- Insiders easily discovered a word bank containing a list of answers concealed in Wordle’s source code.
According to a blog post from 2020 on Twitter’s website, while bots are allowed there, some actions are not allowed. The network prohibits the use of bots that
“undermine and disturb the public conversation,” artificially magnify conversations, generate “fake engagements,” tweet in quantity or aggressively, and “use hashtags in a spammy fashion.”
If you’re curious how the person who created the bot was able to predict the next word, Wordle’s algorithm for selecting the word of the day has already been
deciphered by someone. The linked blog article claims that Wordle chooses a word from a static wordlist using a client-side date-based algorithm. The person who created The Wordlinator probably used the blog’s open code to build a Twitter bot.
Fans of Wordle were obviously not pleased with the bot. For the benefit of Wordle users, Twitter has since suspended the bot for breaking the terms of service.
Although the bot has vanished from Twitter, we might come across copies of it in the future. You’re better off blocking these bots as soon as you notice them if you don’t want Wordle spoilers.
What Is Wordle?
The online word game Wordle has become extremely popular. You must choose the word of the day for the puzzle. You are required to guess a word each day.
You will have six chances to guess the words using the prompts. A proper 5-letter word must be used for each guess. Press the enter key to submit. The color of
the tiles will change after each guess to indicate how close your guess was to the word.
Josh Wordle, a software developer, made the game for his wife because she had a problem with word games like crosswords and spelling bees. He told The
New York Times, “I wanted to come up with a game that she would like. In October 2021, the game was released to the public and quickly rose to the top of the Internet game charts.