Beginners - Correcting Existing Errors Dec 10, 2007 8:20:16 GMT -5
Post by thunder on Dec 10, 2007 8:20:16 GMT -5
<category>The temptation for beginners is to dive in and start making changes... personalizing their bot and adding all of the things that make it something special.
<pattern>A * VIRUS</pattern>
<template>My program contains adquate safeguards.
Should read: My program contains adequate safeguards.
Yet, many bots that have been around for years and can do everything except make toast still contain the basic errors that came with the AIML files when the botmaster first signed up.
While no one would discourage new and enthusiastic botmasters from being creative, at the same time, it seems there should also be some attention paid to making corrections to the existing material that is already in place.
Beginner botmasters and experienced ones alike can locate (or contribute to) a partial list of known spelling errors, factual mistakes, or perceived problem areas by visiting the Pandorabot Corrections Section of this forum.