A Disco-Bot Test Thread

Yeah, didn’t think so.

:left_speech_bubble: Edison failed 10,000 times before he made the electric light. Do not be discouraged if you fail a few times. — Napoleon Hill

Now that? That’s poetry!

How about a haiku, then?

Discobot sulking,
stays silent forever now,
it can’t take my cool.

Better poetry than @discobot could ever manage.

Haikus are the lowest form of poetry, at least when taken out of the cultural context of Japan and transplanted into the English-speaking world (I can’t/won’t speak to how they might be better in their original cultural context). I am convinced haikus have achieved currency in the English-speaking world only because they’re easy to make and grade as a cookie-cutter assignment for elementary school-age children, not unlike obsessing over grading poetry on adherence to rhyme schemes or a certain number of syllables per line.

I don’t even need to get a ruling from discobot on this.

I take that as a compliment.

You may be convinced haikus are easy to make, however, maintaining the 5, 7, 5 syllable pattern while relating each line to the others is no small feat–and I’m not even an English major. For this Engineer, it’s a damn fine poem, and I stand by my work.

Now, back to my day job . . . @discobot’s just a ruined smouldering wreck.


@discobot bock bock bok-KAW

Hi! To find out what I can do, say @discobot display help.

How are you guys getting discobot to answer without using his stupid keywords?

What stupid keywords?

:crystal_ball: You may rely on it

Just achin’ for attention, aren’t you @discobot?

Of course, I just rewarded a whiny puppy, didn’t I?