First there was Natty - looking for new answers to old questions that aren't actually answers, and posting them in a chatroom.
Then there was Sentinel.
Sentinel is the web dashboard for Natty. The bot sends data on all posts it reports to Sentinel, where a permanent record of them is kept.
To aid the moderation effort, Sentinel has some write features built in, including the ability to flag the post directly from its Sentinel record.
- Keeps permanent records of reported posts, including their full text, author, and the detection score the bot assigned them.
- Records feedback on each post (true positive, false positive, etc).
- and obviously, writes to the Stack Exchange API.
Sentinel is built with Ruby on Rails. Its source code is available on GitHub.