Daysandbox Bot is simple yet effective anti-spam bot. The idea is to delete links, media and forwarded messages written by users joined chatroom in less than 24 hours ago. This technique allows to delete most of spam messages from new users. Downside of this approach is that any chat member older than 1 day can post anything. This is tradeoff between simplicity and efficiency. You get for free a tool that automatically removes lot of spam messages but not all of it. You can set list of domains and groups/channels which should never be blocked. You can add new member of chat to whitelist if you want to allow him to post links before safe period expired. Deleting media messages is disabled by default, read Commands to see how to enable removing media messages from new users.
Type of messages counted by Daysandbox Bot as possible spam:
@usernamemention pointing to a group or to a channel. If
@usernamepoints to some user then it is not counted as link.
Follow these steps:
@daysandbox_botas admin into your chatroom
/daysandbox_set publog=yes- set bot to write messages into chatroom about each removed spam message
/daysandbox_set publog=no- set bot to remove spam messages silently
/daysandbox_set remove_media=yes- configure bot to remove media messages from new users (it is NO by default)
/daysandbox_set remove_media=no- configure bot to NOT remove media messages from new users
/daysandbox_set safe_hours=X- set safe period to X hours. X value should be a number in range 0 < X < 720. In other words, safe period should be grater than zero and less or equal to one month.
/daysandbox_config- display bot config for current chat
/daysandbox_check- check if bot installed correctly
/daysandbox_reload_admins- ask bot to reload admin IDs for current chat. Admins list is collected once and cached. Use this command to update cached data.
/daysandbox_wl_add FOO- tell bot to never block links that contains FOO. FOO can be domain.name or username of group/channel. Use "@" chat to specify group/channels usernames. Example:
/daysandbox_wl_del FOO- remove FOO from list of domains/groups/channels which should never be blocked. Example:
/daysandbox_userwl_add USER- tell bot to not block messages from user. USER must be username with leading "@". Example:
/daysandbox_userwl_del USER- remove USER from whitelist. Example:
/daysandbox_set lang=LANG- set language of daysandbox messages. LANG could be "en" or "ru".
All these commands have to be entered in chatroom you want to configure (where bot is installed).
First, complete installation instructions. Then type into chat this command:
/daysandbox_check. Fix any issues bot talkes about.
Admin can just wait for 24 hours and then post links. If you want to delete any link anytime from anybody except admins then just use WatchDog Robot
Bot deletes links only from new users. If user is in chat for more than 24 hours then bot will not delete any message from such user. Also bot does not process any message from users that were in the chat on the moment whent bot was added to the chat. This is because bot can't find out join time of old users, it can do it only for new users that join the chat where bot works already.
It works. Every day @daysandbox_bot deletes about 50-70 thousand spam messages.
Daysandbox does not ban anybody. There is no such feature in the bot.
This feature has been removed from daysandbox.
If you want new user to post links immediately (and not waiting for safe period) then add his username to user whitelist with command
If you want
@daysandbox_bot to now block links to custom domain or telegram group then add this domain/group username to whitelist with command
/daysandbox_wl_add FOO where FOO is domain name or username (with leading "@") of group/channel.
Bot does not delete anything from admin users.
If you need to block undesired content these bots could be helpful: @freqrobot, @grep_robot, @hushrobot, @joinhider_bot, @lang_blocker_bot, @noarab_bot, @nohello_robot, @nosticker_bot, @orgrobot, @tagchannelbot, @watchdog_robot, @wikirobot.
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