what's a spider?

Posted by: menahune

what's a spider? - 05/21/13 01:14 PM

in the list of Who's Online
Posted by: MaG

Re: what's a spider? - 05/21/13 01:19 PM

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...
Posted by: BrownEyedTigre

Re: what's a spider? - 05/21/13 01:20 PM

This here should explain.

EDIT: Hi MaG! lol

Ana wave
Posted by: MaG

Re: what's a spider? - 05/21/13 01:20 PM

kissy Ana.
Posted by: lanlynk

Re: what's a spider? - 05/21/13 04:41 PM

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!
Posted by: manxman

Re: what's a spider? - 05/21/13 06:39 PM

Interesting, thank you for the explanation MaG wave
Posted by: Kaki's Sister

Re: what's a spider? - 05/22/13 05:07 AM

Informative read MaG and Ana. Thanks. thumbsup