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robots??

Discussion in 'Announcements & Open Forum' started by big_sho9, Aug 22, 2020.

  1. big_sho9

    big_sho9 Guest

    Im new here so help me out. It says at the bottom of the page; Total: 442 (members: 21, guests: 341, robots: 80)... :eek: so what the heck is a robot? what do they do? How can I distinguish one? Are they plotting to take over the forum??


     
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  2. Justme

    Justme Well-Known Member

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    Search engines looking at the forum for content, so next time you use a search engine they can come up with results.
    Nothing sinister.
     
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  3. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    Robots aka bots aka web crawlers gathering info. If you know how to manipulate them you can make items appear at the top of searches using your signature.
     
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  4. Shadetree Mechanic

    Shadetree Mechanic 808 On The North Side of Dover

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    :whistle:Its all fun and games until they turn the robots loose........
     
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  5. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    the real question is, who are all those GUESTS that are always present.
     
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  6. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    Lurkers, potential new members and folks just looking for info.
     
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  7. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    I dunno 'bout that.

    They are crawling the site, looking at EVERY post, user name, profiles, user posts, ect

    https://www.worldwidedx.com/online/?type=guest
     
  8. Road Squawker

    Road Squawker Sr. Member

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    OH NOOOOOO!

    that didn't take long,................one of them just looked at my last post:eek:
     
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  9. Captain Kilowatt

    Captain Kilowatt Professional Amateur
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    And how did you determine that?
     
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  10. Tokin

    Tokin 42Zero Tampa

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    You would be surprised how many people come here as guests and never join or lurk as guests sometimes for months or years before joining.
     
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