Author image Michael Roberts
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WWW::Modbot::Userbase - an abstraction of a list of users for a given forum. Since some fora have actual databases of users while others use a sort of quasi-anonymity based on voluntary assumption of an informal identity, the Userbase object provides just enough understanding of informal identity to allow its use for spam detection.


Version 0.01


The modbot project is (yet another) attempt to collect heuristics for judging the spamminess of posts made through the Web, and to provide an easy-to-use metric and reporting tool for posts.

The WWW::Modbot module packages this into a generally accessible point of call, while the script can be scheduled from the command line to perform periodic scans of post lists which have not been written with the modbot in mind.

    use WWW::Modbot;

    my $foo = WWW::Modbot->new();





Michael Roberts, <michael at>


Please report any bugs or feature requests to bug-www-modbot at, or through the web interface at I will be notified, and then you'll automatically be notified of progress on your bug as I make changes.


You can find documentation for this module with the perldoc command.

    perldoc WWW::Modbot

You can also look for information at:


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This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.