r/clevercomebacks Complaint Department Nov 07 '22

Abusing the self-harm bot Announcement!

Alright, the fact that I even have to address this is just sad.

STOP ABUSING THE SELF-HARM/SUICIDE BOT. It's not funny, it's not a "prank" or a funny joke, and it's not a report you should make lightly. You can be permabanned for misusing it. I report every instance of it to the admins, including the one I just got. You should absolutely never report someone for suicide/self-harm unless there's a clear sign that a user may want/need to avail themselves of it's services.

Quit being dicks. Further abuse of this bot will result in an admin report and possible lifetime ban.

FYI: FALSELY REPORTING SOMEONE TO THE SELF HARM BOT CAN RESULT IN AN ADMIN BAN. QUIT USING THE BOT AS A REVENGE TOOL.

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u/dumbfuckanonpdx Nov 08 '22

Oh! Someone must be doing that to me. I had no idea why I kept getting worried messages about my sanity.

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u/FloydSatan-CallMeKen Nov 08 '22

Yeah fr. For awhile I just thought the Reddit overlords just saw my search history or some shit

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u/Skyblacker Nov 08 '22

You can block that.

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u/D-Laz Nov 08 '22

But then I wouldn't get any messages.

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u/Skyblacker Nov 08 '22

No, I mean you can specifically block suicide bot.

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u/D-Laz Nov 08 '22

Yes, I understood you. I was making a joke that I am lonely because my only interactions in my DMs are the bot.

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u/Skyblacker Nov 08 '22

Do you need help? 🙃

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u/D-Laz Nov 08 '22 Silver

Just in my comedy writing apparently. Lol

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u/Slashion Nov 08 '22

Nah i got your joke, I thought it was tasteful and well delivered. Keep on rolling 👍

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u/taterthotsalad Nov 08 '22

Oof. Me too, buddy. Me too. But I did audibly make some noise out of my nose at this comment.

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u/sunniiluv Nov 08 '22

You're a genius 👏

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u/Mr_Bubblemer Nov 08 '22

Yeah, had to do that myself around the 3rd time I recieved a message from that bot.

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u/Eastern-Fun1842 Nov 08 '22

You should always question your sanity, but don't worry about. Questioning it is how you test it, and it's part of healthy mental self-care. Worrying about it online isn't worth your time. In fact, worrying about online interactions usually isn't worth your time. Just be you and don't hate on self or others. Always reflect on knowledge and beliefs. And for the love of God just ignore trolls.

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u/NorthImpossible8906 Dec 30 '22

it is standard practice in /r/conservative.

Post pretty much anything there and they report it to the bot all the time. It's such a pathetic lame weak response, but it really goes to show what absolutely shitty people they are, to mock someone for being suicidal. Such shitty shitty human beings.

EDIT: hey wtf, why is this thread showing up to me now, I just noticed it is a month old.

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u/NoahNoFifth Dec 01 '22

I got one once, I was confused as I didn’t know it was a bot

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u/VespersWhim Nov 08 '22

Same. I was so confused.

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u/SonicLoverDS Nov 07 '22

There's a self-harm/suicide bot?

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u/TruthAgile Nov 08 '22

Would've been nice to have that about 3 years ago

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u/Azzacura Nov 08 '22

Just to clarify: it won't help you do the act, it just provides resources (for Americans) to encourage you not to do it. So disappointed.

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u/Bass_over_brawn52 Nov 08 '22

So it won’t just euthanize me? Shame

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u/jfk333 Nov 08 '22

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u/Bass_over_brawn52 Nov 08 '22

You think I have 25 cents!? In this economy!?

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u/RandyB1 Nov 08 '22

Just borrow a quarter and some string from a stranger

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u/jfk333 Nov 09 '22

If he had access to string he wouldn't need the quarter

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u/Commercial_Primary_8 Dec 08 '22

I knew exactly what this was before I clicked on it.

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u/CaptainNeedleMouse 29d ago

The link url could have told you sooner. Hover over(pc)/tap and hold (mobile) links to see them before clicking.

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u/FluffyHeartHorse Nov 08 '22

Nope, but Europe is willing to help out. In my honest opinion, I believe that it is the most humane thing you can do for a soul in pain. We do it for our pets, why not ourselves? It's an option that doesn't fail, and gives the person some control and dignity in passing over. If someone is really ready to go, it's better than traumatizing everyone else. Not to be indelicate, but making people find brains splattered, bodies on cement & in bodies of water because of jumpers, deliberate head on crashes, suicide by cop etc. Harms other people, involves and messes them up, from PTSD to collateral deaths. I don't think other people deserve that.

https://www.politico.eu/article/human-rights-court-belgium-euthanasia-case/

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u/TheRedBow Nov 08 '22

Probably because some people that are on the edge actually do step back and end up losing the want to commit suicide, so letting them die when they could be saved is bad, of course there are exceptions to everything, like certain physical or mental conditions that will just deteriorate you more and more but those arent the default

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u/sexpun_2 Nov 08 '22

In assisted suicide you have to have many doctors sign off that you want to die/have tried every option and none of them worked and social workers AND therapists AND you need to have the right insurance( for the US) If someone wanted to step back from the edge I do not think the medical people would be like " nope you came this far bud, I missed my daughter's birthday to kill you today so sit.the.fuck.back.down"

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u/FluffyHeartHorse Nov 08 '22

Exactly.

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u/sexpun_2 Nov 09 '22

Yep. Unfortunately in California this right to die is only given to the terminally ill with less than 6 months to live and has to be signed off by 2 Dr's. Which seems low to me, however I do not want these people to have to jump through bureaucratic hoops to die with dignity for the publics safe of mind.

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u/Someslutwholikesbutt Nov 07 '22

The what now?

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u/IAlreadyFappedToIt Nov 07 '22

The "Reddit Cares" bot that lets you know about online resources for people in crisis. People can send it your username and it sends you a PM.

It's well-intentioned by reddit, but has become a recent meme among trolls to give it the usernames of anyone who says something they disagree with. It is a passive-aggressive implication that they think the person they directed it at should want to kill themselves.

Fortunately, it can be blocked and then the trolls are just wasting their time.

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u/irnehlacsap Nov 07 '22

Yup, I've been a victime to this sort of reports. Guy was advocating for pedophilia and didn't have any clever scripted comebacks after a few rebuttals so they reported me to the bot. That's the kind of person that does this shit. Pedo people who have no rebuttals

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u/Sigrah117 Nov 07 '22

Yeah, got it twice now. I just think of it as a sign I'm winning the argument now.

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u/Trolivia Nov 08 '22

Same here. It brings me joy to know I struck a nerve and they had no better response

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u/Antique_Ad_4662 Dec 02 '22

Appreciate your explanation...thank you!

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u/MemeArchivariusGodi Nov 08 '22

There is a thing where you get message that there are people to reach out for. Obviously it’s for actual cases of suicidal thoughts and stuff but people are real funny with that and it’s just annoying

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u/RalseiXD Nov 08 '22

THANK YOU! i've gotten so many pms about this asking if my mental health is ok because i have a goddamn opinion and i'm glad this subreddit is actually picking up on that and fighting against it

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u/jaydub1001 Nov 08 '22

Some of y'all haven't pissed off enough fascists and it shows.

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u/mandrin13 Nov 08 '22

I feel so left out...

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u/Kiwi-Magistral Nov 08 '22

90% of the time it's used by right wing morons. It's been at least 2 years since I had to block It, I still received 2 notification that a block user tried to contact me this month.

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u/[deleted] Dec 29 '22

Can you provide some details?

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u/Kiwi-Magistral Dec 30 '22

When you receive the message, try to find the 3 vertical dots and block the user. Boom, no more spamming of that shit.

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u/[deleted] Dec 30 '22

I meant the right wing morons. Thanks anyway.

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u/Kiwi-Magistral Dec 30 '22

What details do you want about them. I say trans people are human, too. I get this spam. I say racism is bad. Typical reddit shit. You see on some sub such as r/Iamatotalpieceofshit when you see a white person and a person of colour, the comments are going to be sussy in one post but not the other.

Or even my second perma ban (this account) I was on the Belgium sub reddit, and a bunch of neo nazi were defending a car owner with the license plate : AH-88. Saying they don't understand why the car user is a nazi, with this very dog whistle. I insulted one and got reported for harassment and call to violence just because i used the term "skinwalker"

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u/Mate_R_U_For_Real 18d ago edited 18d ago

This is laughable. The only times I've received it is when arguing with left wing morons, and I've provided evidence to prove a point, which clearly they couldn't rebuttal.

There is no way you know that 90% are "right wing morons", you don't have access to that data. Your bias is showing. I would also like to add that I'm not right wing. I'm a centrist. I just happen to argue with left wingers on this platform more because it's overrun with you guys.

Also, notice how there is none of these "right wing morons" are in here blaming the left for this garbage. I'm here though, with a rebuttal you'll clearly be unable to comeback from. I should probably be awaiting my referral any moment now.

Idiot.

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u/Kiwi-Magistral 18d ago

"rebuttal", bruh. You just a moron saying he is a "centrist". Nhas you just right wing and don't understands it. When I get into a "debate" with people about the rights to food, water, shelter, or any lgbt rights and I receive the notification for suicide prevention. I know, no left leaning person did report me. When I argue that stealing for food because the proletariat is exploited by a ruiling class of bourgeois, I get the suicide prevention/mental health bot.

where does my data comes from, the fact I only get it when I talk with right wings moron. "Your biais is showing" do you understand the word you are using ?

If you only get it when you harass left wing people, first stop harrassing people. And second why don't you argue with right wing people ? Oh yeah because you agree with them.

And no, reddit isn't overrun with us guys. You are so on the right you believe that saying trans right is political, It isn't. Just the fact that Genzedong is in quarantine but fascist subs aren't proves my point, moron.

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u/Mate_R_U_For_Real 18d ago edited 18d ago

Yeah. You're a walking stereotype, clearly unable to utilise critical thinking. I wish I didn't have to waste more time with you, but...

Bias.

inclination or prejudice for or against one person or group, especially in a way considered to be unfair. "there was evidence of bias against foreign applicants"

OR

bias noun (PREFERENCE)

the action of supporting or opposing a particular person or thing in an unfair way, because of allowing personal opinions to influence your judgment: The senator has accused the media of bias. Reporters must be impartial and not show political bias.

That one's from Cambridge dictionary. Fucking moron.

Drops mic

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u/Kiwi-Magistral 18d ago

You are so stupid it is baffling. Yeah, I'm biased. Why don't you understand that I'm going to be biased if i share my personal experiences. Drop mic 🤣🤣🤣🤣. Go back waiting for the tendies, fucking moron.

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u/Mate_R_U_For_Real 17d ago

Please, explain my stupidity.

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u/Kiwi-Magistral 17d ago

I just did. This is why I think you are stupid, because you ain't smart.

You say my bias are showing while I explain my personalexperience, yes motherfucker and the sky is blue. Don't you understand the meaning of biased ? If I say I've personally only got this from right-wing weirdos, I'm biased because I only argue with those creaturas.

You say " how can you have such data" well easy if someone say I dont like blue I can put him in the "blue disliker" categories and if I meet a lot of those I can make up data.

Finally, you seem to be battling with homelessness. Why are you a so-called centrist who likes to argue with left-wing people ? Don't you understand how stupid you are, justunsub sub reddit dwelling moron. I believe shelter is a human right, like a lot of other leftists. Yet you prefer being right wing, and debate leftist. Why ? Do you suffer from self-hatred ? Or are you so much of a hateful bigot that you would prefer to be homeless than a good and educated person.

Those are the reason why you ain't educated. Also you are cringe.

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u/Mate_R_U_For_Real 17d ago edited 17d ago

All this hate from the person that supposedly cares?

Laughable.

You're definitely the sort of person who would abuse the self harm bot.

BTW. I'm a centrist. I see positives and negative on both sides.

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u/Kiwi-Magistral 17d ago

No, I don't. But if it makes you feel better, you can believe it. Deflection is the tool of the coward. Hope you find shelter, you Dunning-Kruger looking ass.

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u/Mate_R_U_For_Real 17d ago

You're disgusting. Why are you such a hateful person?

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u/TheNineG 7d ago

you missed a picks back up mic

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u/BQws_2 Nov 08 '22

I misread this at first and thought people were bullying the suicide bot XD

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u/LinkleLink Nov 08 '22

Same here lol

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u/ImogenCrusader Nov 08 '22

I got reported to the self harm bot for a post in a roleplay sub for being mad no one doubles 🤣

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u/Mr_Bubblemer Nov 08 '22

Fucking great!! Hope more subs follow this example. I am sure that bot gets used more by trolls than ppl trying to help.

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u/TootsNYC Nov 08 '22

I have tried a few times to report people for abusing it, but the system will only let me get so far and then I can’t complete the process.

Maybe Reddit should make that process work, and then block people from accessing the bot if they’re accused more than , times in Y time period

Me, I just blocked the bot

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u/Absenceofavoid Nov 08 '22

Every time I argue with a conspiracy theorist or a hardcore Trunp person I get one of those messages afterward. I think it’s meant to imply that you are worked up over nothing while they are masters of emotional control. The reporting system for the abuse of the bot absolutely sucks.

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u/KarmaUK 10d ago

IT's always hilarious that they think we're having a mental breakdown over something we find mildly amusing and they're foaming at the mouth about.

It's like how many people prefer Biden to Trump, but we don't worship him, yet they think we do, like worship of one or the other are the only options.

And accepting abortion and trans people exist, isn't the same as actively punching pregnant women in the belly.

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u/rainbirdstew Nov 08 '22

ive had this happen to me several times by conservative twats who dont like certain facts

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u/offL1Lboys Nov 08 '22

I’ve had this happen to me several times by liberal twats who don’t like certain facts

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u/rainbirdstew Nov 08 '22

windmills cause cancer or was it trump won facts ? the world would be such a better place if you fucking idiots realized you are being grifted

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u/offL1Lboys Nov 08 '22

Lmao do you think all conservatives think shit like that?

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u/PubicGalaxies Nov 08 '22

Sure seems like it. Please prove us wrong principled conservatives. Vote Democratic for awhile. It shows you actually love your country and its people.

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u/rainbirdstew Nov 08 '22

every single conservative voter is an idiot mark who is being absolutely grifted by opportunistic lying pieces of shit. you people are fucking morons to the last one of you that dont have the toolset to understand how manipulated you are. there isnt an honest republican on any ticket today they've been run out of the party. weak minded fool...

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u/offL1Lboys Nov 08 '22

No bias whatsoever and talking in absolutes…

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u/rainbirdstew Nov 08 '22

after trump there are no more shades of gray here - you are either an antivaxxer religious rube or you are a dem. you are either with the party of dishonest racism or you are against them.

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u/wigginsadam80 Nov 08 '22

The one time it happened to me, it was a liberal. But yeah, only Conservatives are bad.

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u/rainbirdstew Nov 08 '22

the world would be such a better place if you idiots realized you are being grifted. but her emails !!!!!

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u/wigginsadam80 Nov 08 '22

Lololol and you think I'm strictly conservative? By one statement?

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u/rainbirdstew Nov 08 '22

no but that was enough of a statement for me to know you are an idiot

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u/wigginsadam80 Nov 08 '22

You know, what you're right.

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u/AzureSkyXIII Nov 08 '22

Because both parties definitely aren't rich people taking advantage of the have nots. Totally. /s

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u/rainbirdstew Nov 08 '22

this is a weak false equivalency and an argumentative fallacy.

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u/AzureSkyXIII Nov 08 '22

Say whatever you want, but honest and politician haven't belonged in the same sentence for thousands of years.

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u/rainbirdstew Nov 08 '22

"the party of trump, margory green and ted cruz is the same as the one with obama and bernie sanders" - this is absolute utter stupidity. how do you feed yourself? do you need to consider if you should flush your bowel movements or put them on a plate and eat them? this is madness

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u/[deleted] Nov 30 '22

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u/wigginsadam80 Nov 30 '22

Considering I was talking to a liberal, got blocked, and then reported...

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u/purifiedstupidity Nov 08 '22

Yeah, please do perma ban these morons. I get those messages for no reason, now I realize it's just some loser trying to make their life a little less pointless by annoying people online. If it's a legit thing, cool, but using it to troll is disgusting.

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u/theSPEEDCAT Nov 08 '22

Isn’t that “theres a concerned user and theres people to help” bot that sends you a private message? I’ve gotten one before out of the blue

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u/Key-Car4438 Nov 14 '22

It is very funny

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u/TheGreatZarquon Complaint Department Nov 14 '22

No it isn't and if you're the one who just reported me then I hope you enjoy your ban.

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u/Key-Car4438 Nov 14 '22

I was

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u/TheGreatZarquon Complaint Department Nov 14 '22

Well in that case, begone.

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u/Eaten_Eyeballs Nov 07 '22

Not that ive ever done this, but it shows your username when you report someone for suicide/self harm?

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u/Skyblacker Nov 08 '22

It doesn't.

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u/Legitimate-Variety76 Nov 08 '22

Same here, not the only one I see, fucking troll decided that because he had a different opinion, he sent me that bot, and i thought it was because I was spam downvoted

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u/PunishedInkwell Nov 08 '22

It's the first time I've heard of this robot, and you've already forbidden it to me. Thank you, mum

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u/sexpun_2 Nov 08 '22

Hmm. This has never happened to me, I need to go piss off more people

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u/Kumquat_conniption Nov 08 '22

How do you report them, aren't they anonymous?

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u/TheGreatZarquon Complaint Department Nov 08 '22

There's a link in the message the bot sends you that lets you report the message if you think it was sent "in error".

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u/Kumquat_conniption Nov 08 '22

Ahhhh OK thanks!! I blocked the account and figured I'd never get another one but now I just get something that says "blocked message" from reddit cares, like I don't know what it is lol. So lame.

I used to mod a big, controversial sub (antiwork) so I got them all the time. Wish I knew you could report them then! Still, I mod some smaller subs and still get em once in awhile, so thanks for the tip!!

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u/BraxbroWasTaken Nov 27 '22

I find it stupid but I didn’t know it was bannable. I just thought the reports were cute as in like, “you really thought that would do anything?”

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u/TheGreatZarquon Complaint Department Nov 27 '22

Fake reports to the self harm bot are punishable by a permaban.

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u/The_GeneralsPin Dec 20 '22

Wow. Just wow. How far away has decency gone?

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u/TheRealGgsjags Jan 01 '23

Got a message with suicide prevention once.

Realized someone basically told me to "KYS" with a bot meant to stop suicides.
Based madmen. Kudos to whoever came up with this idea. It´s brilliantly evil and just the right amount of a dickish response to the absurdity of a "self-harm bot". Like ffs as if a BOT could stop someone from taking a whiners dive. This dystopia sucks.

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u/KarmaUK 10d ago

So a phone couldn't deliver a message of value then?

It's a tool to deliver a message, when used properly, it's a sign that someone showed concern about you, and just maybe they'll take up the advice and contacts in the message.

I get you don't care, but if used as intended, it can be a good thing.

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u/DeShawn666 28d ago

It happened to me. And my post had nothing indicating a desire to go or even mild depression. It was purely malicious.

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u/PubicGalaxies Nov 08 '22

Only me waiting for the clever comeback on this bot-rage?

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u/Clear-Lobster-9450 Nov 08 '22

Alright, I’ve reported you. Sorry you feel this way!

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u/doodlytoodly Nov 08 '22

thats a real clever come back

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u/FunTooter Nov 08 '22

Let it go. Anyone who is worth anything was referred to the suicide but for no reason at one point or another

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u/Wboy2006 Nov 08 '22

What is happening. I know that the self harm bot exists. But what counts as misuse. I almost never see it pop up

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u/Not-the-greatest-god Nov 08 '22

Snitches get spammed

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u/imasendit43 Nov 28 '22

w

e r e. t

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u/anxiety_queen21 Nov 30 '22

Omg a bot that helps me SH! How nice thanks reddit.

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u/Well_Read_Redneck Dec 21 '22

Gets done a lot.

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u/FutureStartsRightNow 25d ago

Stfu 🤡

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u/TheGreatZarquon Complaint Department 25d ago

no u

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u/Seabrook76 17d ago

Ok that explains why i keep getting these. Kept wondering when I haven’t ever posted anything remotely close to self harm or anything like that.

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u/myself_diff 13d ago

I received this message a few days ago:

[–]from RedditCareResources[A] sent 8 days ago

Hi there,

A concerned redditor reached out to us about you.

When you're in the middle of something painful, it may feel like you don't have a lot of options. But whatever you're going through, you deserve help and there are people who are here for you.

There are resources available in your area that are free, confidential, and available 24/7:

Call, Text, or Chat with Canada's Crisis Services Canada

Call, Email, or Visit the UK's Samaritans

Text CHAT to America's Crisis Text Line at 741741.

Definitely someone thinks this is funny and keeps abusing it.

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u/Own_Literature_2790 11d ago

For me, at least, I think of those emails as an automated message from Reddit telling me that I pissed off a fairly awful person who knew they couldn’t win an argument with me.

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u/CopainChevalier 10d ago

How do you report it anyway? Reporter always seems to be anonymous

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u/Repulsive_Thanks_922 2d ago edited 1d ago

Does anyone know how these bots work I see the spelling one, one that saves videos I didn't know there was a suicide one but on glad tech is there for us so humans don't need to be

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u/1Sluggo Nov 07 '22

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u/smallchangus Nov 08 '22

That's the mod making an announcement you dumb fuck

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u/codyjack215 Nov 08 '22

I think this person is going around to all the reddits posting this, there was one on HFY about an hour before this one

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u/TheGreatZarquon Complaint Department Nov 08 '22

I'm not a moderator over there but there's been a rash of false reports lately across the entire website, so I'm not surprised.

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u/IlitterateAuthor Nov 08 '22

Cry about it.

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u/Aagfed Nov 08 '22

Username on point.