Post by KnyteTrypper on May 8, 2006 3:05:38 GMT -5
Here are some interesting facts from Doubly Aimless, for those of you who don't subscribe to the Pandorabots-general mailing list: As of 5/7/2006 There are 85,275 botmasters registered at Pandorabots. There are 103,704 bots defined at Pandorabots.
Post by KnyteTrypper on May 8, 2006 6:01:11 GMT -5
True. I suspect that a lot of folks play around a bit and just fail to get the point or get tired of the process or whatever and just wander away, leaving their bots and their memberships intact but abandoned I suppose it takes a particular quirkiness which those of us here share which causes us to continually decide that chatbot development is enjoyable and rewarding enough to go further. I'm having a wonderful time, myself, and just wish I'd been around computers years ago so that now I'd be years ahead of where I am in my AIML and other computer skills. But I can see where it's not for everyone.
One wonders how many of those bots and botmasters are actually active though.
I've often wondered about that. There was some problem this last weekend and Pandorabots went down. I forget the exact explanation, but it was something about the hard drive being overloaded and needing to be re-partitioned. I don't know, I might be talking through my hat.
Anyway, it seems there could be a way of identifying inactive bots... I'd start with two years and work down to something lower like three months of inactivity. Botmasters could be notified in advance by email. But that would remove bragging rights and maybe there's fear it could influence sales.