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Apparently the Stack Exchange chat bot has developed a special place in its heart for me.

Most people attempting a dice roll get a reply from the Dice Service bot. But not me! The Stack Exchange bot follows me around with its own personal set of dice. When I request a dice roll, the Stack Exchange bot shoves the Dice Roller out of the way excitedly and does the rolling itself. This can be seen in our dice roller playground transcript (where we discovered it was me specifically), in general chat, and in other rooms.

While I'm flattered and feel privileged that it's following me around personally, and while it might get tired after a day or two and leave me alone again, I should probably report this as a bug and encourage it to return to other business.

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Are you using any scripts or other extensions that might be messing with the chat? I suspect we're both using your Fudge dice script, so that on its own can't be the cause. \$\endgroup\$ – BESW Oct 2 '15 at 2:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ I have SOUP and the Fudge dice script. This occurs even with Greasemonkey disabled. I have Privacy Badger, Self-Destructing Cookies, and Adblock Plus, but I've had all of those addons for weeks. \$\endgroup\$ – doppelgreener Oct 2 '15 at 2:33
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That can happen when for whatever reason (usually a network hickup or something like that) we fail to load the dice user. In that case we just use the default system user for a while. Whether or not this happens to a particular user depends on whether or not they are hitting the particular web server where this happened (which is a 1 in 9 chance), that's why it happened to you but not others.

I have restarted chat, so you should see the dedicated dice user again.

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