@thewaybot is a Twitter bot created by Eli Brody in 2013, growing out of a bot developed for NaNoGenMo (National Novel Generation Month) of that year. The bot trawls Twitter for tweets that contain the phrase "I like it when" and tweets these onto its own stream after removing all special characters and identifiers. The bot ran until 14 June 2017, when it was put on hiatus for "misbehaving," according to a tweet from Eli Brody posted on 26 May 2018. The bot was built in the Ruby programming language.
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