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    Bots: What They Are


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    Bots: What They Are

    Post by Bramblefang on Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:19 pm

    Sometimes, Bots are shown in the "Who is Online?" box on the homepage. They aren't real people nor are they spying on us or sending viruses into the site. Here's what one member of said about Bots.


    What are they?

    Bot's, short for "Robots"
    A quick definition from Wikipedia, verified by numerous sites across the web.

    Wikipedia wrote:Internet bots, also known as web robots, WWW robots or simply bots, are software applications that run automated tasks over the Internet. Typically, bots perform tasks that are both simple and structurally repetitive, at a much higher rate than would be possible for a human alone. The largest use of bots is in web spidering, in which an automated script fetches, analyses and files information from web servers at many times the speed of a human. Each server can have a file called robots.txt, containing rules for the spidering of that server that the bot is supposed to obey.

    In addition to their uses outlined above, bots may also be implemented where a response speed faster than that of humans is required (e.g., gaming bots and auction-site robots) or less commonly in situations where the emulation of human activity is required, for example chat bots.

    What do these robot's do?

    99% of Internet Bots usually just "reference" your site to increase their knowledge of it, and give the most accurate & up-to-date information about your site.
    In addition, when the Google Bot visit's your site, it also is giving you a "Cache" version of your site.

    So what's the other, remaining 1% of these bot's?

    Well, this 1% is an astonishingly large amount of bot's.
    These very rare & very few bots can do what the other bot's cannot do.
    They can:

    • Register on your site
    • Create NEW topic's on your site
    • Reply to current topic's on your site
    • Spam your forum

    So, what bot mean's what?

    Google bot
    The Google bot is the bot from our friend Google, he's just referencing your forum for their database.
    He will visit your forum daily no matter what your activity is.

    Yahoo! bot
    The Yahoo! bot is the bot from Yahoo!.
    He is also just referencing your forum, however you need a few members on your forum to persude him to view your forum

    Msn bot
    This is the bot from Microsoft, msn,
    You have to have HUGE popularity for him to visit your forum.

    Hi Guest.
    You Lost The Game

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