Who's Bot?

Moderators: dj7613, JayT

Post Reply
TyroSailor
Posts: 630
Joined: Mon May 18, 2015 6:48 pm
Anti Spam measure: No
AntiSpam Text: Westerly

Who's Bot?

Post by TyroSailor »

At the bottom of the page, there's always a message like this:

Who is online

In total there are 6 users online :: 4 registered, 0 hidden and 2 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)
Most users ever online was 94 on Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:01 pm

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], TyroSailor, Yahoo [Bot]


Who's Bot and why can't we see who is in fact on line?
Experience: That which would have been most useful five minutes before you acquired it.

Steve
Tyro (Centaur 1361)
at Southampton
User avatar
rhumlady
Posts: 678
Joined: Tue Feb 21, 2006 9:26 pm
Anti Spam measure: No
AntiSpam Text: westerly
Location: Clyde area

Re: Who's Bot?

Post by rhumlady »

This is software sending info back to Google etc in robotically.
Derek
Konsort 'Rhumlady' KT213
TyroSailor
Posts: 630
Joined: Mon May 18, 2015 6:48 pm
Anti Spam measure: No
AntiSpam Text: Westerly

Re: Who's Bot?

Post by TyroSailor »

Hmmm.
Still not sure I understand, but then I probably don't need to. (I am a bear of very little brain...)
Experience: That which would have been most useful five minutes before you acquired it.

Steve
Tyro (Centaur 1361)
at Southampton
Daniel
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:30 pm
Anti Spam measure: No
AntiSpam Text: Opposite

Re: Who's Bot?

Post by Daniel »

They are user's automatically created on the forum to index it for the different search engines (Google, Yahoo, etc).

Indexing allow's the search engines to find results in the forum when you search for them :)
steve parry
Posts: 338
Joined: Mon Nov 10, 2008 7:23 pm
Anti Spam measure: Yes
AntiSpam Text: Pentland
Location: St Helens on the Isle of Wight

Re: Who's Bot?

Post by steve parry »

Hi All,

Yep BOT is exactly what has been described by the posts, I asked in the wanted section WOA for a Autohelm st3000 and it appeared on the Google listings the next day. That's where I got two replies from and I ended up buying one from the Google listings.

Regards

Steve
Post Reply