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Scrapebox: Is slow commenting useless?

Discussion in 'Black Hat SEO Tools' started by 6000RWHP, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. 6000RWHP

    6000RWHP Regular Member

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    Scrapebox can't slow post more than 500 posts without:

    1. Freezing.
    2. Trying to download a file (stops the posting).
    3. Encountering a virus (stops the auto posting).

    I even installed a fresh copy of Vista on this computer to make it a Scrapebox only computer but...same problems.
     
  2. dudev9

    dudev9 Newbie

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    I ran through a set of over 15k slow posts with scrapebox on monday. the virus protection does pick up alot of hits, and there are dialog boxes that have to be ignored now and then (i think i read somewhere there were browser settings that could eliviate this) but it made it through the whole list.

    I've only had scrapebox crash a couple time in the time that i have owned it. all use has been on a windows xp box.
     
  3. nahor

    nahor Junior Member

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    Sometimes its what you have your timeouts set to. I have had it crash on me as well in different parts of other modules and I found adjusting the timeouts for that area would stop that.

    I havent had it crash on me with slow commenting tho, but on testing proxy's and the thing i did was adjust the harvester timeout and it never happened again
     
  4. Sweetfunny

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    Care to tell me "what" you are being prompted to download?

    Currently .zip, .exe, .rar, .swf etc are all firewalled and even things like .cab cabinet filetypes. So if there's some download filetype i've missed just let me know and i'll add it to the handler.

    Almost every night i start the slow commenter running to uncover these things, and when i wake up it's either a) finished or b) still running. So if your finding something i'm not the only way to have it fixed is shoot an email through to me at support, starting a thread moaning is non-productive.
     
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  5. 6000RWHP

    6000RWHP Regular Member

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    I love Scrapebox and don't mean to criticize the product. Worth ever penny and more.

    I think we can work through the problem more quickly in a public forum.

    For example, today I reached slow post 600 and got a revocation certificate out of date error. This stopped my slow posting until I checked "cancel." It seems the browser built into Scrapebox (IE) wants to post errors, download files, etc. which pauses Scrapebox.

    I see two solutions.

    One, set the security settings or firewall settings such that almost nothing can stop the slow posting process.

    Two, initiate a sound (bong) when slow posting is stopped. Make the sound every 60 seconds or so, so we can walk over to the pc with the problem and resume slow posting (a lot of us run scrapebox-designated computers).
     
  6. iglow

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    i had loads of crashes on slow posting
     
  7. Albert

    Albert Regular Member

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    I thought it was only me with slow posting. I never had this issue until the most recent updates I believe. It is not due to the pickups of odd pages, but just crashes for some odd apparent reason. Nevertheless, the software is simply the best.
     
  8. Sweetfunny

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    Yes the browser commenter uses IE controls, so all ScrapeBox is doing is obeying the security policy and settings you have configured.

    With the first option, IMHO it's not good at all just pulling the rug from under peoples system security and configuring things to be optimal for ScrapeBox. Sure some people wouldn't care, but you can bet there will be people complaining left and right about that too. So in short i think messing with someones PC settings is wrong, especially when it's security related and currently ScrapeBox makes zero changes to the file system or registry.

    So i think the third option is best, you decide. If you don't want an alert when a sites security certificate is expired, open explorer and turn that off and ScrapeBox will obey that also and you won't get the warning ever again. All it takes is clicking a checkbox and the problem is gone.
     
  9. 6000RWHP

    6000RWHP Regular Member

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    I set my IE security options to prompt me for essentially nothing.

    Made it to 1000+ slow posts this time, but it crashed on a mshtml.dll error.

    I'm going to upgrade to ie8 and see if that fixes the problem.
     
  10. keith

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    I know this is outside of the official channels, but my pinger crashes quite randomly.

    No error, it just hangs up and gets stuck on "Pinging...".

    Any ideas what I should change?
     
  11. robvegas626

    robvegas626 Newbie

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    For the past week, I have ONLY been able to use the slow commenter. When I run the fast commenter, it blazes through hundreds of blogs super-fast and gives me hundreds of failures, with only a few comments getting posted. Funny thing is, the slow commenter works. Anyone have an idea what's going on?
     
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    I have had the same issue. Before the update I used to get around a 30-50 percent success rate using the fast commenter but now it is significantly reduced. Slow poster seems to be making most of the posts just fine now.
     
  13. 6000RWHP

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    Update: I have installed IE8 on my scrapebox pc and the problem is fixed.

    Occasionally, Scrapebox prompts me with some request from the blog it's posting to.

    What I've done is install team viewer software (teamviewer [dot] com) on my main computer to monitor the Scrapebox pc remotely.
     
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    For some reason mine seems to always crash on fast post at either 500 posts or 1000 posts

    its as if theres a setting stopping it there.

    if a message comes up saying "we filtered out 2 pdf files" before i run it, it then stops at 498 or 998

    Any ideas on how to resolve this?
     
  15. CyberGlitch

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    I've created an AutoIt Script to help close windows that popup during slow comenter.

    Code:
    Opt("WinTitleMatchMode", 1)     ;1=start, 2=subStr, 3=exact, 4=advanced, -1 to -4=Nocase
    
    While 1
     _CloseWindow("Macromedia Flash Player 6","Button1")
     _CloseWindow("AVG Alert","Button4")
     _CloseWindow("AVG Alert","Button3")
     _CloseWindow("Windows Internet Explorer","Button1")
     _CloseWindow("ScrapeBox - Security Warning","Button1")
     _CloseWindow("ScrapeBox","Button1","Access violation")
     _CloseWindow("Security Alert","Button1")
     
     Sleep(100)
    WEnd
    
    Func _CloseWindow($title, $button, $text = "")
     If WinExists($title,$text) Then
      WinActivate($title,$text)
      ControlClick($title,$text,$button)
     EndIf
    EndFunc
    
    _CloseWindow function accepts paramenter for the Title of the window to close, any special text in that window and then what button to click. You have to use AutoIt Info to uncover this information but it's very easy to use and then modify the script to add more stuff to watch out for.
     
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  16. xxmalouinxx

    xxmalouinxx Junior Member

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    Gonna try the AutoIt script once at home, thanks.