@Archetype-Luna Yes, that is correct. It's a matter of scale. A single person can silence 5 bots in a single minute. Every single one of those bots will take much longer to actually get set up.
And they may have to become aware of them first, but think about it. Where are you most likely to find a bot right now? Go to any block that's over half full, and go near Cofy. You don't have to be aware of them first in order to do this one thing, and the bots will come out on their own.
@Anarchy-Marine @lily-rain You both are not reading into this properly. No one is suggesting that this is a strategy without flaws. There are flaws. There's potential for abuse. Even with that, it's still better than the situation we have now. Say you can't hunt down every bot: If you can simply push them away from the most populated blocks, that's still a win. Right now there's absolutely zero resistance against bots. You report a bot and you will not see them removed for days.
@JuggernautGTX I believe the Tweaker crew tried to implement a chat filter recently and it failed dramatically. Either way decades of spam e-mails and other bots have proven for a long time that filters don't accomplish anything. You need a human that's intelligent enough to understand what they're looking at, which also gives every other player in the game the ability to use the chat without such a filter.
But hey, if anyone can actually manage to implement literally anything, that would at least be a step in the right direction. The solution I propose is hardly that different than normal moderation. It's just alleviating what must be a tremendous burden to the paid moderators who can't handle the workload, and giving some of the responsibility to the community itself which wants to see something better for themselves. I'd like to see some of you at least try to imagine how this could potentially work, rather than only imagine every possible reason that it can't. I can do both of those things, but can you?