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Botnin-ja is going private

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by fatboy, Aug 26, 2012.

  1. fatboy

    fatboy Elite Member

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    Hopefully this is okay to put here, apologies if its not.

    I have been writing bots for a while now and I am at a point where after a bot is put out and on my website, or given away here (and then posted up on every other BHW wannabie forum), websites are changed and the bots stop working.

    I have to say a huge thank you to the people who understand this and give me a day, two days, a few weeks etc to TRY and fix something. The ones that don't, constantly chewing my ass are starting to grate a bit.

    So, BotNin-ja will be closing its public facing doors and will go completely private bots only. The bots that have been sold from the site will continue to function and will continue to be updated if possible (if a site has done something that severely cripples the bot or impossible to use then there is nothing I can do, but if I can do something I will).

    I will still try to throw some freebies up here from time to time as this place has helped me out no end in the past (and still is to be honest!)

    To be honest, I owe a lot of people here a pot load of thanks for getting me along the road this far, many times I thought about jacking it all in but they kept me going. You have all made BotNin-ja the thing it is today and I enjoy talking with a lot of new friends on Skype.

    However, its time to protect the bots to make them last longer and if that means closing the public facing doors then so be it - the prices I charge are very low compared to some people and I update within hours, normally, of something going wrong. The more people who use the bot, the more chance there is of things going wrong and the more time I spend fixing things - not sure if anyone likes ending up working for pennies an hour (think a $47 bot that takes an hour to make, and then 3 or 4 updates each of a couple of hours each....revenue per hour decreases rapidly!). I am in this to get out of the 9-5 day job and I won't make it this way :)

    Anyway, I want to make sure people know why I am closing off the public face before the rumours start. I will guarantee that someone will say that I am shutting up shop and running with the money :)

    Hope that makes sense - I have been thinking about this since I came home from my holiday. Perhaps I have just cut off a revenue source, maybe I will make more per hour this way.....guess I will find out in the next couple of months!!

    Take it easy - all UK people, enjoy the bank holiday tomorrow!
     
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  2. Griller

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    Good luck to you man. It sounds like a solid business decision.
     
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  3. ozzke

    ozzke Regular Member

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    Of course most will understand, and most of us also owe a big thank you to you and your programming skills. Good luck!
     
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