In an effort to catch up and out do Google, MSN has replaced one of its search engine representatives with the first robotic search engine representative to help webmasters deal with issues on its Live.com search engine. This is a first for the search industry which previously had some very well known and (human) search engine representatives such as Matt Cutts, Tim Mayer, and quite a few others. Webmasters theorize the volume of webmaster questions just became too much and they needed an automated approach to dealing with the public.
I am kidding of course. Members on Webmasterworld are discussing the disappeared of MSNdude from the WMW forums. One of the members has found out what happened and they have located that he has gotten a new job in the Natural Language department at Live Search. Congrats. Hopefully Microsoft will put someone new in his place to be active on the forums once again.
Continued discussion at Webmaster World - MSN Dude Theories