[May 23, 2011]
Updated Policy Guidelines for Free Community Server
1. Resource usage
Pandorabots provides a (free) Community Server at www.pandorabots.com. This server is intended for botmasters to experiment with new AIML bots that use limited resources. The Community Server is home to more than 200,000 bots created by more than 150,000 botmasters. Pandorabots has served more than 1.2 billion interactions. Please remember you are sharing resources with all these pandorabots and their botmasters.
If the Community Server resource limitations are inadequate, please contact Pandorabots at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about our other alternatives.
In any event Pandorabots reserves the right to remove, modify or disable a pandorabot on the Community Server when we deem that the pandorabot misuses the Community Server resources. The types of issues that may lead to intervention by Pandorabots include (but are not limited to) to these circumstances:
- Use of automated scripts to make your pandorabot talk to itself or another bot or script...
As the title line says - this could be a real problem. The Pandorabots site offered the most elegant solution for my project. Through it I could train and deploy the bots and then control their interaction with an independent Flash/Actionscript interface. If I lose the ability to use Pandorabots it would be like, in old fashioned theatre speak, losing my two lead actors, the rehearsal space and the theatre!
I've sent the people at email@example.com an email. Hopefully the reply will suggest a solution that works for all of us.
I'll keep you posted.