Getting started with Layer 7

At the core of all our services is TheSentinelBot, which makes all the magic happen. Rather than have multiple bots, we have all our services under one bot. And these services can all be turned off or on through our website.

Step 1: Add The Sentinel to your team

Due to Reddit's API rate limits, we have multiple instances (bot accounts) of TheSentinelBot. Follow these instructions to figure out which bot to add:

  • Check the number of subscribers your subreddit has
  • If the sum of a bot's Current Subscribers and your subscribers is less than Max Subscribers, then you can add that bot
  • At a minimum the bot needs the posts permission.
Bot Current Subscribers Max Subscribers Availability
/u/TheSentinel_0 23,883,628 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_1 19,485,935 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_2 14,145,563 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_3 Reserved 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_4 13,679,095 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_6 12,991,392 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_7 13,279,720 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_8 16,827,814 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_09 548,114 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_10 2,027,560 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_11 978,080 20,000,000 Available
/u/thesentinel_12 255,952 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_13 12,647,686 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_14 15,580,268 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_15 543,265 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_16 118,481 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_17 173,786 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_18 150,339 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_19 293,977 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_20 1,464,840 20,000,000 Available
/u/YT_Killer 45,534,619 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinelBot 29,038,064 20,000,000 At Capacity

Step 2: Login!

Once you've logged in, you can go to to enable or disable features of TheSentinelBot.

Here's a quick overview of the features currently available:

Media Blacklisting

One of the most powerful capabilities we have is media blacklisting. This allows a subreddit to blacklist an entire media channel (Youtube channels, Vimeo, Dailymotion, etc.), and know that regardless of which users make a link post, self post, or comment including a link to that media channel, it will be removed. In addition to a local subreddit blacklist that you manage, we also have a global blacklist controlled by the moderators of /r/Layer7 and /r/TheSentinelBot to ensure that global spam is met with swift action.

Advanced Mod logs

Overcome the limitations of the modlog and search in any way imaginable: such as inputting a thing id and seeing all actions related to that post or comment, searching by author, mod, title, etc. If you set an action_reason in AutoModerator, you can even filter by that enabling you to see how useful your AutoMod rules are. You can even build a mod matrix in less than a second allowing you to know who's the powermod in your group, or what the most common actions are.

Have any questions?

Try checking out our FAQ. If our FAQ page doesn't answer your questions, please feel free to make a post on /r/Layer7 with your question(s).