Re: No worse than something on a web page
The bots themselves does not need to d/l the whole network. there is such a thing called 'light node', which only d/l the block headers. they almost as safe as the full nodes, and takes considerable less amount of data and network. This is what i used for my POC, and this is what people use to run nodes on mobile / IOT devices.
Regarding the reddit suggestion, the problem with that is that, reddit, if reported, will take it down in a heart beat. do you want to put the fate of your entire net on the mercy of some support guy in reddit?