Bots on the Forum?!?

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Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Chilingsworth » 17 Feb 2011, 11:47

I just noticed on the "active users list" a user called Google [Bot],is this some kind of spambot, or is it something that joe already knows about and has allowed? I'm just wondering because I've seen other forums get invaded by spambots. I wouldn't want it happening here. Also, I colored the text as close to the color of the username as I could.
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby What_Goes_Here? » 17 Feb 2011, 11:48

I think [Google bot] Is on every forum, and google uses it to search better, because I've seen it on other game forums ectera.
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Kevak » 17 Feb 2011, 12:04

there was already a thread about this, apparently the Google and Yahoo [Bot]s update their search engines by coming here
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Chilingsworth » 17 Feb 2011, 12:15

Lukesf wrote:there was already a thread about this, apparently the Google and Yahoo [Bot]s update their search engines by coming here


There was? I looked around, but I didn't see anything like it.
Anyway, glad it's not dangerous or anything.
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Zarthanon » 17 Feb 2011, 12:21

They are here to steal your soul. :o
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Bonzi77 » 17 Feb 2011, 12:25

Yup, this thread has been made already. Moving to forum questions.
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Kevak » 01 Mar 2011, 01:30

this thread was the closest to the top of the problem/suggestions part of the forum and the topic i have is related to it so:

there now seems to be a "Baidu [Spider]" bot visiting our forums, i do not recall this bot at any other forums i browse so any idea what its for? it also doesn't seem to represent any major search engines so anyone know what it's for?
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Unbeknownst » 01 Mar 2011, 03:29

Its a Major Japanese Search Engine.
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Kevak » 01 Mar 2011, 03:56

that explains one question but leaves several others (why would a japanese search engine bot be gathering info on a forum using english as the default language and why would a japanese search engine need info about the forum anyways)
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Re: Bots on the Forum?!?

Postby Squizzel » 01 Mar 2011, 04:10

Well, I can awnser the second question anyway. We're just that amazing.
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