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Chaser81

Spider Bots?

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Just spotted this statistic on the "Board Statistics" bit at the bottom of the page... At the risk of sounding noob-like, can I just say "Huh?"

What is a Spider-Bot pray tell?

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Thinks like google, yahoo search engine etc. etc...

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Ahh... Think I am beginning to understand. Thats how google can display information from a certain post on the forum, right? Cause it has a bot on here able to pass on a search request?

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Well, no... it spiders the whole site constantly, and stores it away :D

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Oh... Ok. :oops: (Runs away to hide in the corner, gently rocking back and forth, mumbling to himself)

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Spiders, also known as bots, also known as web crawlers.

Wikipedia entry for Web crawler.

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Aha, thanks for that. Much clearer!

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