Twitter has suspended a bot account that attempted to mess up Wordle’s daily secret word. The automated Twitter bot named “The Wordlinator” commented on Wordle’s Twitter posts with rude messages, including the Wordle word of the day after. Wordle is a trending online game that challenges players to guess a five-letter word in six tries. It only makes one round available to all users every 24 hours. Players can let others on social media know how many tries it took to correctly guess a word by sharing a scorecard, without revealing the correct word.
Twitter has banned a user named The Wordlinator (@wordlinator) who deliberately commented on Wordle-related Twitter posts with spoilers for the next day’s game. The account is no longer available now. The page says she was suspended for breaking Twitter rules.
According to a report from GameSpot, the account appeared shortly after software engineer Robert Reichel announced that he had reverse-engineered Wordle for daily answers. On January 9, Robert Reichel noted on his blog that he had reverse-engineered the game to predict the next day’s word before it went live. According to the blog, Wordle uses a client-side date-based algorithm to determine which word to use from a static wordlist. In the blog post, he explains the encryption of the game’s source code to Wordle’s daily answers.
Developed by a Brooklyn-based software engineer named Josh Wardle, Wordle asks players to discover a five-letter word in six tries using a few color-coded clues. Wordle is only available to play through a dedicated website can be played from any computer or mobile device. The game allows users to share the results with others without giving away the solution.
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