Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Some Jerk Has Built a Twitter Bot to Spoil the Next Day’s Wordle Puzzle

I do not think I will ever understand what motivates some people to take something that is, at worst, harmless and take pleasure in ruining it for everyone else. Wordle is a nice, harmless thing; the nice thing to do is to block the “wordlinator” account on Twitter. If you do it from Twitter’s website, you do not even have to see the account’s spoilers.

Update: It is worth thinking about how Twitter is designed to permit communication from some griefer bot like this — or, far worse, automated harassment — and it is up to each of us to block it on an individual account level.