Maybe a dumb question - maybe not

Discussion in 'Forum Announcements and Support' started by cheapNdisgusting, Nov 7, 2017.

  1. cheapNdisgusting

    cheapNdisgusting Well-Known Member Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Messages:
    18,050
    State:
    Yonder in Mo.
    Name:
    Russ
    In the "WHO IS ONLINE NOW" BOX IT SAYS
    Members Online Now
    1. cheapNdisgusting,
    2. jcstump,
    3. D schuerenberg,
    4. Pitboss,
    5. twaskom,
    6. Khh27,
    7. TMANN
    Total: 161 (members: 7, guests: 128, robots: 26)

    I understand the members part (7) However I sure thought there would be way more than that.
    I understand the guests part, (128) and welcome them to stay and join up.

    I don't understand the ROBOTS (26)
    What is a ROBOT and why are they here?
    Just wondering.
     
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  2. Mutt

    Mutt Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Mutt
    robot = web crawler things like google yahoo etc. guests are unregistered people viewing the site or members not logged in
     

  3. twaskom

    twaskom Well-Known Member

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    Name:
    Tom
  4. jdstraka

    jdstraka Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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