Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Verbot Permanently Shutdown

Verbot is Lost Forever...



The group at Avaya that manages the former Conversive websites (Conversive.com, Verbots.com, Verbot Forums, etc.) accidently deleted the servers thinking they weren't used anymore. This was a mistake but a mistake that couldn't be undone. There were no backups that could be restored (something about once you delete the cloud image the backups disappear with them). Everything on those websites is gone forever.

Alas this is how Verbots.com ends. Hopefully someone will finally create a Community Run Forum - if there is anyone left in the community interested. 

17 comments:

  1. If anyone is interested in writing a post-mortem about Verbots, post here and I'll contact you individually.

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    1. You can find a history of the forum on the Internet Way-back Machine:

      https://web.archive.org/web/20070814114149/http://www.verbots.com/index.php

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    2. Then again, the wayback machine did not archive the conversations - only the indexes...

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  2. Crap, we lost another good one. Is there any way to get our hands on the source code? Maybe some of the old timers have an old working copy or something. I think I have all of the installs and zips, I'd be glad to send you what I have. There are only 5 good bots on the web mostly they haven't cough on because they haven't been seen or promoted and they are too hard to use on most web pages. Let me know is I can help. Neil DeJour (FB) Astute-Paradox@hotmail (With or with out the "-" almost everywhere else on the web. Anyone reading this is invited to contact me. Thank you for letting us know. Peace out.

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    1. Hello,
      I´ve found some zips verbot 5.0.1.2 on different web sites as cnet, but none seems to run on my computer with wondows 7. I´m very interesed in to see how it works. Could you send to some versions to try?

      Thank you very much
      Daniel
      this is my email: Izqrd@hotmail.com

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  3. Also, there is a wayback machine (I think it has the .com) on the web, they try to back up the entire web, that may help to recover the links.

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  4. The Wayback Machine has what looks like a pretty recent version, although I didn't trace down through all the branches. Has anybody from Avaya/Conversive made any statement about a community support site? There is a bare possibility we could recover the site and downloads from Wayback and the community. I just dislike being sued for setting up a community site. :-) I still use the Verbots on a couple of my machines.

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  5. I just thought to look up AI for windows and found this place...5 days late I guess :( I found this... thought it might be of interest.

    http://sourceforge.net/projects/verbots/

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  6. I'm Using the verbots SDK available on Source Forge... Since I'm late to the Game I'm Building a Knowedgebase Editor and Trying to figure things out. https://vke.codeplex.com/discussions/536656

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  7. I got online today hoping I could track down a download for an older version of Sylvie (version 3, I think?) that I used to have fun chatting with. Guess I'm a couple weeks late... any chance somebody has this on their computer and can share?

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    1. I've got the installs for verbot 304se and verbot20-03-00 are these any use to you ? They are 6.62mb each. Orcada3 at yahoo dot co dot uk

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  8. Guys someone posted the source files on a website.

    http://ashlyai.com/1/post/2014/03/verbots-shutdown.html

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  9. Here are some things I found on my old pc, I hope someone can use them. This file contains Verbot 5, VerbotSDK_5.0.0.6, and Conversive Character Studio 1.0.2.1.
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/zsfs0crrbrdyx3f/Verbot+5+and+stuff.rar

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  10. Check the wayback machine and see if you could copy and padte the source code from there.

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  11. Wow been gone for a while and never expected something like this. I finally figured out a certain thing I been doing with my Verbots Editor and wanted to talk to the forum guys about it.

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  12. Since we don't have access to the forums, is there any link someone could point me to for learning to make characters?

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