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what's a spider? #889075
05/21/13 12:14 PM
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in the list of Who's Online

Re: what's a spider? [Re: menahune] #889077
05/21/13 12:19 PM
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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...

Re: what's a spider? [Re: menahune] #889078
05/21/13 12:20 PM
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This here should explain.

EDIT: Hi MaG! lol

Ana wave

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Re: what's a spider? [Re: menahune] #889079
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kissy Ana.

Re: what's a spider? [Re: MaG] #889117
05/21/13 03:41 PM
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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!


"Dragons were never gone. They were just invisible and very, very quiet." ~ M'aiq the Liar (Skyrim)
Re: what's a spider? [Re: MaG] #889136
05/21/13 05:39 PM
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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.
Re: what's a spider? [Re: menahune] #889206
05/22/13 04:07 AM
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Informative read MaG and Ana. Thanks. thumbsup


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