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Offline Mayhem

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The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« on: October 04, 2016, 07:03:29 pm »
Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot has been taken down in response to a cease and desist letter I received from Microsoft this evening.

This letter was hand delivered by a couple Microsoft representatives. They were really nice about everything, they just want to protect the integrity of the rewards program. In order to avoid any legal action against me, I am fully complying with the cease and desist letter I received.

I know some of you have a lot of questions, and I'll do my best to answer them without violating the C&D order.
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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2016, 09:05:18 pm »
Wow!  I want you to be safe, Ken.  I'm sorry you have to go through this but you did the right thing. 

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2016, 01:38:15 am »
I know some of you have a lot of questions, and I'll do my best to answer them without violating the C&D order.

Did they offer you a job?

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #3 on: October 05, 2016, 03:56:00 am »
I think I may have redeemed for the last time this morning :(

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2016, 04:26:27 am »
Do you think you might release the source code for the webpage and the Chrome extension?

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2016, 06:14:12 am »
These are dark times for us all, this bot served many so well, microsoft ruins so many things, a greedy corporation. This bot didn't do no wrong :(

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #6 on: October 05, 2016, 08:27:00 am »
Did they offer you a job?

No, they did not heh
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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #7 on: October 05, 2016, 08:44:08 am »
Do you think you might release the source code for the webpage and the Chrome extension?

No I won't be releasing the source code, the C&D notice I received forbids me to do so.
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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #8 on: October 05, 2016, 10:21:25 am »
:(

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #9 on: October 05, 2016, 10:46:22 am »
Thanks for all your hard work.  It was a fun ride.

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #10 on: October 05, 2016, 11:09:45 am »
Dang, I'm sad this happened. I was able to get Microsoft Giftcard few hours ago.  Best of luck to you and everyone.  white flag.gif

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #11 on: October 05, 2016, 11:10:45 am »
Yes, thanks to Mayhem for all he's done in these Bing Reward years.  You're the best, Mayhem.

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2016, 12:10:32 pm »
Are you still forbidden from pursuing a generated search method if you are not profiting from it? Would taking donations instead of people purchasing a bot be an option?

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #13 on: October 05, 2016, 12:14:06 pm »
Are you still forbidden from pursuing a generated search method if you are not profiting from it? Would taking donations instead of people purchasing a bot be an option?

I am forbidden to do anything - whether I receive money for it or not.
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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #14 on: October 05, 2016, 01:07:46 pm »
Thanks, Ken.  I do have a couple questions...

Did they show MS ID or could they be working for Apple just trying to thwart the competition?

Were they like the Men in Black?  Suits, sunglasses, aloof?

Were they hot?

Did they carry guns?

This is so exciting!!  In a sad kind of way....

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #15 on: October 05, 2016, 01:11:19 pm »
I don't know - all I remember is a bright flash of light and waking up on the couch with these papers in my hands ...
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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #16 on: October 05, 2016, 01:30:04 pm »
I don't know - all I remember is a bright flash of light and waking up on the couch with these papers in my hands ...

NO FREAKING WAY!!!!!!! YOU ARE SO LUCKY!!!!!!!!!  **sigh**

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #17 on: October 05, 2016, 02:29:47 pm »
Did they send an actual person out to talk to you like they purportedly did with ****?

Did they take any information from you, on the bot or on the forums?

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I figured this would all end some day, but I envisioned Microsoft/Bing pulling the plug on the Rewards program... This ending feels somewhat... hollow...

If this really is the end, I do want to say thank you, Ken. As someone that's normally pretty frugal, your bot gave me the means to actually enjoy some things. It enabled me to get into a new hobby, teaching me a skill that I will get enjoyment out of for decades to come. I owe you a beer some day.

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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2016, 02:39:01 pm »
Did they send an actual person out to talk to you like they purportedly did with ****?

Yes, 2 Microsoft reps visited my house and hand delivered the cease & desist notification.

Did they take any information from you, on the bot or on the forums?

No, they did not.
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Re: The End of Bing Rewards Bot / Bing Search Bot
« Reply #19 on: October 05, 2016, 03:50:19 pm »
I lost over 1000 posts when the thread was deleted. I was less then 50 posts to 10,000 and blue.

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