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 10,321,344 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_1 10,947,540 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_2 3,728,960 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_3 Reserved 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_4 23,107,642 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinel_6 15,553,895 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_7 16,775,783 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_8 500 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_09 9,954,206 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_10 3,344,337 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_11 4,329,088 20,000,000 Available
/u/thesentinel_12 2,124,676 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_13 15,148,851 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_14 16,986,522 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_15 2,889,476 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_16 3,066,617 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_17 447,869 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_18 2,260,790 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_19 4,064,038 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_20 707,612 20,000,000 Available
/u/TheSentinel_30 215,452 20,000,000 Available
/u/YT_Killer 70,685,413 20,000,000 At Capacity
/u/TheSentinelBot 19,844,486 20,000,000 Available

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).