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What Are Bots?

Postby christi » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:42 am

Hello,
Not quite sure where to put this one so bear with me, or change it to the proper place. You know how you can see who is viewing the forum at the bottom of the board index? what does it mean when it says 'yahoo (bot)'?
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Re: FORUM

Postby fortknoxx » Fri Dec 19, 2008 10:45 am

i believe they r lil bugs that crawl around looking for content to include in their search engines.

on another note, has everyone checked their announcements on their main page in the user control pannel?
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Re: FORUM

Postby christi » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:53 am

Hi Tina,
Thanks for the answer. I understand now. I also see now a google bot. We are closing in about 15 min, yahoo!! Lots of snow has come down & more to follow!! Yuck, I dislike winter!! This is when I wished I had a man running about my house, to do some free plowing, hehe. Instead, gots to pay my handyman :(
Have a good night,
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Re: FORUM

Postby Rich » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:55 am

good luck with the snow. was talking to Ric, snow hitting him now, the end of the storm just left michigan, we got about 15". be safe on the way home.
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Re: FORUM

Postby John C. » Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:19 pm

Christi, Tina is correct.

We're about 25 miles west of Boston, closed up around 1:00, nice and cozy at home; gonna be a white Christmas in New England, you have to like that Christi!!! :D
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Re: What Are Bots?

Postby timbre4 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 2:45 pm

Bots or web crawlers and such are tools of the search engines; this is how they track updates to webpage content. The previous version of forum software could not identity a bot and I had to get used to "guests" with certain IP address ranges, lest they be considered intruders.

Much cooler this way. 8)
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