Murray or any computer techo online.

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  1. ho-hum

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    On the front page we have this listed down the bottom.

    Registered users: Ask Jeeves [Bot], ho-hum, MSN [Bot], Yahoo [Bot]

    In about 1997, I set up a bot. It was new and novel and I cant remember anything past that.


    My questions:

    How do bots 'register' themselves?
    What do they collect?
    Are their good and bad bots?
    What exactly is a bot and how does it assist or detract from a forum?

    Hope someone can assist.

    cheers, ho-hum
     
  2. milifestyle

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    Re: Murray or any computer techo online.

    They spider webites to collect data for search engines. More content = More visitors, is the theory. Each Engine uses different algorythms in determining how they work.

    Theres a section in the admin area of modern forums that lets you turn on which bots you do or don't want to spider the forum.
     
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    Re: Murray or any computer techo online.

    g'day ho-hum,

    ok silly me went lookig for what you said above! do you think i can find it nup, so what frontpage has that at the bottom please?

    and 'milifestyle' where abouts in the admin' section do we find what you describe please?

    len
     
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    Re: Murray or any computer techo online.

    I'll have a quick look in one of my forums and come back.... i don't have admin access here.
     
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    Re: Murray or any computer techo online.

    OK...

    When your logged into the Admin Panel, its...

    Left Menu -- > Quick Access -- > Spiders/Robots
     
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    Re: Murray or any computer techo online.

    ok i only ever use the forums for chat so this is a new area to me, i rarely if ever see the front page. do you mean my account section when you say admin' section? as i acn't see anywhere says clcik er to go to admin' section?

    gotta learn

    len
     
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    Re: Murray or any computer techo online.

    Admin, is for site administrators. Those that set the site up and manage how it works. Murray & Bill, for example.

    The front page is https://forums.permaculture.org.au

    When you scroll to the bottom of that page and see "Who's online", sometimes the "Bots" are listed with registered users. If you don't see any listed, its probably because theres none crawling at that time.
     
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    Re: Murray or any computer techo online.

    yeh i never go to that front page, see what you mean now did show a couple of bots dead links to me but hey oh well i came i saw i learnt.

    ta

    len
     
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    Re: Murray or any computer techo online.

    And ain't that what life and permaculture is all about? :)
     

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