TheSentinelBot (TSB) is permanently shutting down. Unfortunately we are no longer able to maintain the TSB project mainly due to Google restricting our API usage and also due to a lack of developer and system resources. We've submitted requests to Google for raising the rate limit on our API key, however those have been denied. As such, we will soon be shutting down all our TSB bots indefinitely. If you'd like to export any of your data, please reach out to us in our Discord. Thank you for using TSB up until now.

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 30,985,243 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_1 12,141,951 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_2 20,493,078 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_3 Reserved 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_4 22,088,784 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_6 17,574,025 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_7 27,236,748 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_8 24,608,321 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_09 9,344,394 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_10 6,267,179 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_11 5,669,275 20,000,000 Available
/u/thesentinel_12 5,473,983 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_13 14,726,281 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_14 25,616,947 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_15 2,673,820 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_16 7,054,521 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_17 24,934,582 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_18 2,550,163 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_19 6,894,778 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_20 6,033,768 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_30 17,298,032 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinelBot 34,554,657 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/YT_Killer 66,626,473 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).