I think the poster in these comments might be on to something ( How to make recent posts shortcode carousel posts with navigation? ) when he alluded to the user Toscho being a

funny robot imitating an actual person

I was surprised to further learn it says so right on his profile

"Hi, I'm not really a person.

I'm a background process that helps keep this site clean!"

Further evidence can be found via this User badge which only a robot can earn: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/badges/74/archaeologist

  • Is it possible he is an electro-mechanical machine ?
  • If he is just a background process, what language is he written in ?
  • How do I get one ?
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It's just new model of Mike Schinkel. Standard issue for every stack. Rest of the mods just keep illusion of democracy up.

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Oh so he assassinated @mikeschinkel with an improved mimetic poly-alloy frame, I get it. –  Wyck Dec 19 '12 at 19:08

The eye that all sees.

toscho in the sky with d's

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It is not entirely impossible that he may be Zion, or the creator of all and thus the observer of everything. You feel him all around you all the time - everywhere. Although he is not perfect, he does malfunction in the blink of a moment and you feel it: You know the sudden scare that you get when you lean too far back on your chair, that is when Toscho deletes one of its processors through task manager.

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One man show, but never sleep and always on WPSE to share his knowhow; crazy ;)

"Groundhog Day": like Mike

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