What does it mean when I'm sharing the forum with a bot?

What does it mean when I'm sharing the forum with a bot?

Postby Namu » September 24th, 2017, 7:44 pm

On forum pages, near the bottom, there's a line that says, "Users browsing this forum:" Often, along with myself, and perhaps other members and guests, I see "Google[bot]" and/or "Bing[bot]."

What are these? Are they benign? Are they invited?

Thanks.

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Re: What does it mean when I'm sharing the forum with a bot?

Postby manuel_moe_g » September 25th, 2017, 5:12 am

Those bots allow people from the outside to search in here using Google and Bing. They roam around and read what we say. It helps Paul increase the popularity of this forum, so that is OK.
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Re: What does it mean when I'm sharing the forum with a bot?

Postby Namu » September 25th, 2017, 8:15 am

Thanks, mmg! I feel better.

: ^]

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Re: What does it mean when I'm sharing the forum with a bot?

Postby Not A Cylon » October 1st, 2017, 3:52 pm

Don't worry, they're not bots related to the Skynet AI program. ;)
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