What is the Google and Yahoo [BOT]

Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:12 pm

Hey there...

Since we made the transition over to this new software, I notice that there is a Google [bot] and a yahoo [bot] listed in the "users online" listing on the forum. What is BOT? I am just concerned if there is pfishing going on... Are these bots on here on purpose? What do they do?

Mike in La Crosse, WI

Re: What is the Google and Yahoo [BOT]

Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:31 pm

Mike, those are the search indexing robots for Google and Yahoo. They have always crawled around the forums before; they just showed up as non-registered guests in the connections total before. That is why we would hit such large numbers of concurrent members online before.

Dennis

Re: What is the Google and Yahoo [BOT]

Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:34 pm

Thanks for the Reply, Dennis....

Sorry... I am just paranoid, I guess!

Mike in La Crosse, WI