What are all these BOT's doing online?

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The Great Watbol!
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What are all these BOT's doing online?

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I looked at the status line at the bottom of the page and noticed online users: Google [BOT], MSN [BOT], Myself, and Yahoo [BOT].
How/Why are these [BOT]'s registered users?¿?¿?¿?

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Re: What are all these BOT's doing online?

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The [Bot] users are web-crawlers...Yahoo, MSN, Google...the things that go out and crawl the internet for search engines. They're not the same as the "bots" that currently spam the board...they scan the pages so forum threads show up in search results.

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Re: What are all these BOT's doing online?

Post by Kilmatead »

The Great Watbol! wrote:I looked at the status line at the bottom of the page...
...à propos de rien, in a curiously off-topic sort of way, this does, in effect, answer the eternal rhetorical query: "Who Watches the Watchers?" :wink:

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Re: What are all these BOT's doing online?

Post by DewDude420 »

I think "watching the watchers" is a infinite hypothetical deal...or something...

technically, if someone is watching the watchers, someone would have to watch them...and watch them....and eventually, everyone is watching someone watching someone else...and since most people have no idea what i do offline, I'd say no?

sorry, these are the kind of ramblings that go on while i'm waiting for audio effects to process.

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