Botcheck Request (in General)


Lord Bob October 14 2011 4:54 PM EDT

Can we get bot checks to show in our Recent Battles list? This would help us track the frequency at which we get them, and let us know what we typed when we get one wrong.

Waldo October 14 2011 4:55 PM EDT

What are bot checks?

Admindudemus [jabberwocky] October 14 2011 4:57 PM EDT

wouldn't this idea actually help botters tweak them to perform better?

Lord Bob October 14 2011 5:00 PM EDT

How so? I don't see this being an issue unless words were repeated often enough, which they aren't. Or maybe I'm just not a very creative programmer *grin*.

Lord Bob October 14 2011 5:01 PM EDT

Waldo, use the Help! feature in the upper left corner.
http://www.carnageblender.com/wiki/Bot+Checks

TH3 C0113CT0R October 14 2011 5:02 PM EDT

Lord Bob, he was clearly being sarcastic...

Lord Bob October 14 2011 5:04 PM EDT

Really? Oh, well I suck.

TH3 C0113CT0R October 14 2011 5:05 PM EDT

LOL

Waldo October 14 2011 5:09 PM EDT

You don't suck Bob (I call noone Lord.)
I really didn't know what a bot check was on here. Of course I have seen similar things on other sites , mostly on log-in or sign-up pages, but I had no clue they were on here. Is there a waiting period before these start showing up because I have not gotten a single one.

Gohan [Ka-Tet of the Serene] October 14 2011 5:10 PM EDT

Yes there is a waiting period. I think its once you hit a certain mpr or something. I only know cause I went through it recently :P

Demigod October 14 2011 5:47 PM EDT

Lord Bob, he was clearly being sarcastic...

We'll call it "vet amnesia." There's a waiting period on bot checks, so Waldo hasn't experienced the joy of having to pause ten times while burning BA in a hurry just to prove he's not a robot.

TH3 C0113CT0R October 14 2011 5:54 PM EDT

lol, i guess i owe you an apology bob :P lol, sorry.

Underage Drinking [Battle Royale] October 14 2011 6:05 PM EDT

I would like to know what my bot check count is at. how many ive challenged/won/loss on my user page for funzies :D

Phoenix [The Forgehood] October 14 2011 7:48 PM EDT

I would like to know what my bot check count is at. how many I've challenged/won/loss on my user page for funzies :D

I would like to know too. Even if people think I'm botting because of my terribad botchecking during late night hours.

AdminNightStrike October 14 2011 11:12 PM EDT

The information is there. We record every botcheck that you fail. I am not aware of any recording of the number you've passed.

The frequency is not worth tracking. The code is literally nothing more than a call to "rand" at 30% or whatever the value is now. If there's a streak of bot checks, just remember that we use a pseudo random number generator -- there's nothing I can do about that. It's not bad, though, especially compared to the one in, say, php.

Verifex posted a graphical comparison of various PRNGs a while ago. It was pretty enlightening.

Quyen October 15 2011 4:00 AM EDT

nightstrike made me go in awe because i hardly understand what he said about the botchecks :P
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