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#889075 - 05/21/13 01:14 PM what's a spider?
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in the list of Who's Online

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#889077 - 05/21/13 01:19 PM Re: what's a spider? [Re: menahune]
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menahune,

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...

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

EDIT: Hi MaG! lol

Ana wave


Edited by BrownEyedTigre (05/21/13 01:20 PM)
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#889079 - 05/21/13 01:20 PM Re: what's a spider? [Re: menahune]
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kissy Ana.

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#889117 - 05/21/13 04:41 PM Re: what's a spider? [Re: MaG]
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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!
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#889136 - 05/21/13 06:39 PM Re: what's a spider? [Re: MaG]
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Interesting, thank you for the explanation MaG wave
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#889206 - 05/22/13 05:07 AM Re: what's a spider? [Re: menahune]
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Informative read MaG and Ana. Thanks. thumbsup
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