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#889075 - 05/21/13 01:14 PM what's a spider?
menahune Offline
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Registered: 03/30/08
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in the list of Who's Online

#889077 - 05/21/13 01:19 PM Re: what's a spider? [Re: menahune]
MaG Offline
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Registered: 12/28/99
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Are you asking about the spider in the forum listing-"Who's Online"?

If so - Spiders are web crawlers for different search engines.
They go through everything that has been posted in the internet and catalogues them.
Then someone does a search for certain word (names, location...) they have them to show.
The spiders can be Google, Bing, Metacrawler, etc...
You can check the spiders that crawl GB by going to the Who's online page; scroll to the bottom and see. We have spiders from all over the world - Asia, Europe, SA, NA...

#889078 - 05/21/13 01:20 PM Re: what's a spider? [Re: menahune]
BrownEyedTigre Offline
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This here should explain.

EDIT: Hi MaG! lol

Ana wave

Edited by BrownEyedTigre (05/21/13 01:20 PM)
Don't feed the Trolls

#889079 - 05/21/13 01:20 PM Re: what's a spider? [Re: menahune]
MaG Offline
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Registered: 12/28/99
Posts: 67658
kissy Ana.

#889117 - 05/21/13 04:41 PM Re: what's a spider? [Re: MaG]
lanlynk Offline
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Registered: 03/07/13
Posts: 331
Loc: Alaska
This was neat to learn. I'd been wondering about Spiders too. Thought they were some kind of background browsing, maybe RSS or something like that.

Thanks for asking this question, menahune!
"Dragons were never gone. They were just invisible and very, very quiet." ~ M'aiq the Liar (Skyrim)

#889136 - 05/21/13 06:39 PM Re: what's a spider? [Re: MaG]
manxman Offline
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Registered: 07/23/02
Posts: 16936
Loc: Unionville
Interesting, thank you for the explanation MaG wave
Sometimes lost is where you need to be. Just because you don't know your direction doesn't mean you don't have one.

#889206 - 05/22/13 05:07 AM Re: what's a spider? [Re: menahune]
Kaki's Sister Offline
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Registered: 11/21/04
Posts: 19412
Loc: Marlborough USA
Informative read MaG and Ana. Thanks. thumbsup


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