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Old 01-22-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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Default How to make a forum bot

Not a spamming one, just one that has automated replys. I was curious about just how to go about it, I know a good bit of VB and a little bit of C++ .

I have programs for yahoo and msn bots and I was wanting to do something similar to this with a forum where when you ask the bot a question it posts a reply.


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Old 01-30-2008, 05:04 AM   #2
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Default Re: How to make a forum bot

there would be two ways to do this.

the first way is to make a forum crawler, like a search bot, that'd look at the contents of a thread, (probably just the last post).

then it'd look at the form for reply of quick reply.

the form will have a declaration like <form name="reply" action="reply.php" method="post">

then you bot uses this to know where to post a reply to, it invents a reply and posts it.

a much easier way would be to ave a program scan the database and create replies to threads in the database, though you have to have access to it first.
but if it was yur own forum on your own hosting this wouldn't be a problem, and would make the place seem a lot more populated.
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