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BotScout Discussion / Re: Estimating - Knowing how many daily attempts have occurred
« Last post by Mike on January 19, 2012, 11:48:02 AM »
OK - have DL'd and installed the module for SMF 1.1.16.  It "seems" to be working as my forum registration notifications from bots have dropped dramatically - THANK YOU.

Glad it seems to be working for you. :)

Just one question - because of the sheer volume that had been registering (25+ every hour) how do I know the daily count of attempted registrations?  Can't see any chamges or notification indicators on the Admin side of SMF.

This truly seems to have stopped the bots and I would not mind getting an API Key but am uncomfortable not having a "gauge" to determine what the daily attempts / lookups are so I acquire the correct size of key.

DW

1) You could install some simple code to log attempts or send an email for each failed attempt.

2) API keys are free.

3) There's only one "size" of key, apart from corporate or "sponsor" users.
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BotScout Discussion / Estimating - Knowing how many daily attempts have occurred
« Last post by deathwielder on January 19, 2012, 09:54:45 AM »
OK - have DL'd and installed the module for SMF 1.1.16.  It "seems" to be working as my forum registration notifications from bots have dropped dramatically - THANK YOU.

Just one question - because of the sheer volume that had been registering (25+ every hour) how do I know the daily count of attempted registrations?  Can't see any chamges or notification indicators on the Admin side of SMF.

This truly seems to have stopped the bots and I would not mind getting an API Key but am uncomfortable not having a "gauge" to determine what the daily attempts / lookups are so I acquire the correct size of key.

DW
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BotScout Discussion / Re: Unknown Error Submitting via FSLC
« Last post by Mike on January 07, 2012, 05:08:31 PM »
I think we may have to wait for Gunner to weigh in on this.


Mike, Gunner,

Lately, none of the submissions I send through FSLC are accepted by BS, even though I submit to SFS simultaneously and those submissions are accepted there. Just checked the status of my API key and it seems fine. Also indicates my last submission was... Jan 7; that's today. Yet FSLC shows me a red X instead of a green check.

Not sure if there's a bug somewhere or if I'm submitting "bad" data.

Any opinions?
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BotScout Discussion / Unknown Error Submitting via FSLC
« Last post by OnThePike on January 07, 2012, 05:06:33 PM »
Mike, Gunner,

Lately, none of the submissions I send through FSLC are accepted by BS, even though I submit to SFS simultaneously and those submissions are accepted there. Just checked the status of my API key and it seems fine. Also indicates my last submission was... Jan 7; that's today. Yet FSLC shows me a red X instead of a green check.

Not sure if there's a bug somewhere or if I'm submitting "bad" data.

Any opinions?
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BotScout Discussion / Re: singapore bots
« Last post by Mike on December 18, 2011, 06:42:15 AM »
You can submit bots here:

http://botscout.com/bot_submitter.htm

You can also use the FSLC bot submitter:

http://botscout.com/forum/botscout_discussion/forum_spam_list_checker_3.0.2_125.0.html


I'm new here, so please forgive me if this isn't the proper place to report new bots. I'm unclear on the correct procedure.

IP:
111.221.90.43

Names:
ar26do
he68le
lu55is
ni22ck

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BotScout Discussion / singapore bots
« Last post by Thorzdad on December 18, 2011, 05:59:43 AM »
I'm new here, so please forgive me if this isn't the proper place to report new bots. I'm unclear on the correct procedure.

IP:
111.221.90.43

Names:
ar26do
he68le
lu55is
ni22ck
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BotScout Discussion / Re: No key arrived
« Last post by Mike on December 02, 2011, 08:59:38 PM »
Oh, and thanks for sending my login credentials with the typo'd email address.

You're welcome.


I'll log in and change it soon.

Good.

I assume there will then be the function to re-generate the key?

No. Why would you need to create a new API key?
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BotScout Discussion / Re: No key arrived
« Last post by Mike on December 02, 2011, 08:57:53 PM »
Just another thought. How about introducing a "confirm email" field in the api key request form

This is one item in a long list of "to do" tasks we've been working our way through.

The code is pretty simple. I could post something that would work if you like.

No thank you.
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BotScout Discussion / Re: No key arrived
« Last post by Mike on December 02, 2011, 08:55:08 PM »
How could we know? You couldn't but you could introduce functionality for someone to re-request it/cancel it or something other than just "oops, you made a typo, now you can't use the service, bye!".

There are two mechanisms in place for this, one is to request a lost password, the other is to contact us. Please don't blame us because you didn't type your own email address in correctly.

It is illegal to knowingly add an email address to a database which claims it is connected to a bot with no evidence that it is. In fact, it's libellous.

No, actually it's not. Trust me, we've been through this many times with lots of different people and services. It's not libel, it's not slander, it's not anything.


There's no need to be so combative.

And there was no need for you to be such a dick in your first contact with us.


I was making some perfectly reasonable observations about some perceived shortfalls in how your system works

No, you were being a dick, complaining about a service we spend a fair amount of time providing to people like you for free. And this whole thing started because you, yes *you* didn't enter your email address correctly- not something we have any control over.

If you don't like the way we operate, feel free to start your own service, Charlie. Commission a server, outfit it, and then pay for it out of your own pocket every month. Then you can deal with an endless stream ungrateful, short-tempered people who can't enter their own email address into a form correctly.
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BotScout Discussion / Re: No key arrived
« Last post by charliem on December 02, 2011, 07:04:35 PM »
Just another thought. How about introducing a "confirm email" field in the api key request form with validation set to that it checks the two fields ("email" and "confirm email" contain the same string, this would prevent people from entering their emails with typo's in them. The code is pretty simple. I could post something that would work if you like.
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