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Acetolyne

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BotScout Module for Drupal
« on: February 07, 2011, 09:00:52 PM »
Hello I have created a module for Drupal 6x and a Drupal 7x module is in development. For installation and configuration please see the readme file
The module is available at this time in 3 compressed formats:
7 ZIP formathttp://public.acetolyne.net/botscout_v11_Drupal6x.7z
TAR formathttp://public.acetolyne.net/botscout_v11_Drupal6x.tar
ZIP formathttp://public.acetolyne.net/botscout_v11_Drupal6x.zip

My module is being review to become a fully supported add-on module for Drupal Soon as I get approved the files can only be hosted from drupals site so I will put a new link at that point. The module works great but if you have suggestions, comments, or bug reports please feel free to post them here or on my site at
http://www.acetolyne.net/BotScout
Ill post also when the module is available for Drupal 7x

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Re: BotScout Module for Drupal
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2011, 02:23:33 PM »
This is great work, thank you Acetolyne! We'll post copies here for download shortly.


Hello I have created a module for Drupal 6x and a Drupal 7x module is in development. For installation and configuration please see the readme file
The module is available at this time in 3 compressed formats:
7 ZIP formathttp://public.acetolyne.net/botscout_v11_Drupal6x.7z
TAR formathttp://public.acetolyne.net/botscout_v11_Drupal6x.tar
ZIP formathttp://public.acetolyne.net/botscout_v11_Drupal6x.zip

My module is being review to become a fully supported add-on module for Drupal Soon as I get approved the files can only be hosted from drupals site so I will put a new link at that point. The module works great but if you have suggestions, comments, or bug reports please feel free to post them here or on my site at
http://www.acetolyne.net/BotScout
Ill post also when the module is available for Drupal 7x
Please don't PM me for assistance- post your questions in the forum where others can see them.

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Re: BotScout Module for Drupal
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2011, 05:22:21 AM »
Hey its been a while now Im still waiting for my Drupal module to be pushed to a fully suported module. Unfortunatly I applied while they were in the middle of a trasfer from the cvs versioning system to a git versioning system so my application has been delayed but hopefully soon it will be fully supported :)

I am nearing completion on the Drupal 7x module and wanted to tell you all about some new features. The module now not only blocks the registration form but also the site wide contact form. There is also a new botscout footer that reads "This site protected by BotScout" with a link back to this site :), and also there is a bot count this tells you how many bots the module has blocked since installation on your site. Furthermore I have added help documentation into the site help section to help new user get used to and configure or install the module.

heres a pic of the new footer being sported on my development page:




As always i would love to hear any suggestions for future addons or if you have any bug reports please let me know the module will be done soon and I will post the page where it can be downloaded once the final testing is done and I make it available

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Re: BotScout Module for Drupal
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2011, 05:55:45 AM »
Looks very cool!

One comment: You may want to reconsider blocking the contact form. I think it's important to allow people a way to contact you in case of a false positive or in the case of an "inherited" IP that was previously blocked. Or, you could direct them to the contact form here if you want.

We deliberately don't block the contact form just in case there's been a genuine snafu in listing an email or IP. I've been to sites where they blocked everything, leaving a real user no way to ask for removal. It's frustrating when there is no way to get an issue like this corrected, or to contact the admins to ask for help.

Also, we're probably going to be adding domain detection in the near future (see the new post), so that might be worth adding as a user-configurable option.


Hey its been a while now Im still waiting for my Drupal module to be pushed to a fully suported module. Unfortunatly I applied while they were in the middle of a trasfer from the cvs versioning system to a git versioning system so my application has been delayed but hopefully soon it will be fully supported :)

I am nearing completion on the Drupal 7x module and wanted to tell you all about some new features. The module now not only blocks the registration form but also the site wide contact form. There is also a new botscout footer that reads "This site protected by BotScout" with a link back to this site :), and also there is a bot count this tells you how many bots the module has blocked since installation on your site. Furthermore I have added help documentation into the site help section to help new user get used to and configure or install the module.

heres a pic of the new footer being sported on my development page:




As always i would love to hear any suggestions for future addons or if you have any bug reports please let me know the module will be done soon and I will post the page where it can be downloaded once the final testing is done and I make it available
Please don't PM me for assistance- post your questions in the forum where others can see them.

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Re: BotScout Module for Drupal
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2011, 12:36:02 PM »
Yeah I do agree however the feature was requested and I have had bots send me emails from the contact form on one of my Drupal sites. I plan on noting the fact that a false positive coud be returned under the checkbox to enable the feature and also if it returns a positive on the results I plan on having it display a message to contact the site administrator and give the admins email address in the message I think this should work well enough. The admin could at that time create the user account for them or direct them to your site for removal but thanks for suggesting this I understand your concern about the feature I had the same concerns but decided to add the feature anyhow.

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Re: BotScout Module for Drupal
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2011, 01:06:28 PM »
Yeah I do agree however the feature was requested and I have had bots send me emails from the contact form on one of my Drupal sites.

That sounds workable. Perhaps there could also be a user-configurable parameter to block/not block the contact form. If bots started using the form the user could then disable the contact form as well.
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Re: BotScout Module for Drupal
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2011, 06:04:34 PM »
yeah the feature is going to be disabled by default and you can enable/disable the feature in the admin area of the module :)