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Method for chat spam prevention in a virtual world

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000176008D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Oct-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Oct-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Currently there is not a method for reducing introduction spam in a virtual world where automated bots attempt to contact and chat with you. Previous systems focus on dealing with email and html form spam. Automated chat spam within a virtual world will continue to grow as a problem as more users continue to utilize virtual worlds. Proposed is a chat bot that allows for users to create custom action greetings that other chat users must mimic to chat with the user. If the user does not mimic the chat or action appropriately, that user does not have permission to communicate with the original user. The system can be customized for each user and the actions are stored in the user's on-line profile.