Robots

Discussion in 'General Paddling Discussions' started by Tatlow, Aug 11, 2017.

  1. Tatlow

    Tatlow Paddler

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    Question: I noticed today that it said Members on line X, Guests Y and Robots 10. What does the robots refer to? Are we being monitored for ads from other sources?
     
  2. Peter-CKM

    Peter-CKM Paddler

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    Probably the search engine bots, or spiders. These are programs the search engines use to crawl around the web and find the information they then categorize, so we can go to Google or Yahoo or Bing or whichever search engine of choice and get instantaneous results on what we are searching for.
     
  3. scott_f

    scott_f Paddler

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    Either way, I'm lining my surfing helmet with tinfoil.