What are "robots"?

Discussion in 'Help' started by s06, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. s06

    s06 New Grayhead

    Underneath the heading, "Members online now," there are "members," "guests," and "robots."

    What are "robots"? Are they "spambots," something to be worried about? I haven't seen that term on a forum, before.
  2. Marcel

    Marcel Administrator Staff Member

    No worries about robots, they are simply search engines indexing our forum.

    It is a good thing that Google and Bing are able to find our content.

    Spambots are always trying to target our forum, I have made a sport of it to block them in various ways... Seen any spam lately ? Don't think so..

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  3. nevermind

    nevermind Well-Known Grayhead

    Robots are people like you and me!

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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  4. Saintsfan

    Saintsfan Member Grayhead

    Nevermind, you are far more adorable than a robot! :)
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  5. Marcel

    Marcel Administrator Staff Member

    I see some of you did not even notice Nevermind being a robot, not even during gigs !

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  6. s06

    s06 New Grayhead

    Phew, that's a relief! I receive spam all the time on my email addresses, probably from all the years commenting on other sites, and I didn't want to have more in my inbox.

    I also remembered that you guys recently had trouble with spam on the previous website, so I was freaked out seeing that term, thinking that maybe you'd put in a new feature on the website that could warn you, and everyone else, how many spambots there were on the website at that moment, trying to capture members' email addesses as they logged in (or whatever sinister thing it is that they do).
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2014
  7. nevermind

    nevermind Well-Known Grayhead

    ♥♥♥ :)))
  8. nevermind

    nevermind Well-Known Grayhead


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