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question about bots as registered users?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:43 pm
by Mercurial
I saw this at the bottom of the page this evening: Registered users: Google [Bot], Mercurial, MSN [Bot], Yahoo [Bot] Legend: Administrators, Donators, Global moderators What do the [Bots] mean? An app (web bot i.e. a bot) can be a registered user?

Re: question about bots as registered users?

PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:51 pm
by merk
Bots are automated programs that crawl the website - usually for search engines. That's how they know what content is on a site. They aren't registered in the sense you are registered. It's just recognizing what they are.