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Bots?

Postby Splodge Of Doom » Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:39 am

Yeah, I know, another technical question.

There are at least four bots I've come across on the forum.

They are:
MSN [BOT]
Yahoo [BOT]
Gigabot [BOT]
Google [BOT]

All of them show up as registered members of the forum, but none of them have profiles. I've never seen 'em post anything (probably a good thing), They just seem to sit there for a bit, and then logout.

Do they actually do anything, and if so, what?

All of them appear to be search engine related, but if they are just spidering, why are they counted as users?
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Re: Bots?

Postby Salvatos » Tue Jul 22, 2008 6:39 am

My guess would be admins nowadays create accounts for bots with full access so they can spider through all posts easily and faster, but I'd rather let someone else answer you 'cause I'm not familiar with it.

I also know that some forums use a Google Bot account to post Google AdSense once per topic page for example.
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Re: Bots?

Postby Splodge Of Doom » Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:34 am

Yeah, I was wondering if they were for ads, but I haven't seen any...
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Re: Bots?

Postby Shadowriver » Sun Jul 27, 2008 2:22 pm

You are correct they are spider bots; they are indexing the site for search engines.
They are pre-registered on the forum so I can track them and they don't show up as hits so I know that all the hits on the forums are not just bots. :shiney:
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Re: Bots?

Postby Splodge Of Doom » Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:00 am

Ooh. I see.

Thank you for indulging my curiosity! ^^
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Re: Bots?

Postby Cheese = Madness » Sun Feb 01, 2009 1:45 am

New bot. Exabot [Bot]

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Re: Bots?

Postby Salvatos » Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:05 am

If we don't do something soon we'll have more robots than humans in here XD
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Re: Bots?

Postby TheDeepDark » Sun Feb 01, 2009 4:38 pm

So how do I get my name fixed to get the [Bot] tag on the end? :shiney:
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Re: Bots?

Postby Salvatos » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:25 pm

Haha that would be wicked :mrgreen:
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Re: Bots?

Postby Silvier Hunting[bot] » Sun Feb 01, 2009 7:02 pm

Silvier I have come for you!
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