What the hell are web robots??? (1 Viewer)

Zlatan

Senior Member
Jun 9, 2003
23,033
#1
I just noticed that it says: "Currently active users 17, 0 guests, 0 web robots. What the hellis that??? :undecide:
 

Martin

Senior Member
Dec 31, 2000
56,859
#4
Very perceptive, Z, I only made the change a few hours ago ;):D

You guys know search engines like yahoo and google, right? So how do they generate those huge databases of links to search from? You think they have people who manually add page by page? Nope, didn't think so. They have web robots, programs that follow links on the web and index pages. Those collect info about the pages, either through meta tags or actual page content, then store that stuff in the database, making it searchable. :)
 

gray

Senior Member
Moderator
Apr 22, 2003
30,096
#8
Dammit Martin, why'd u answer so soon!? :frown: Sif u didn't know I was gonna have some fun with this. Something along the lines of "YES, MY WEB ROBOT IS ONLINE AND READY TO SEND ME ALL YOUR CREDIT CARD DETAILS" :fero: would have been in order...

boooooring :frown:
 

gray

Senior Member
Moderator
Apr 22, 2003
30,096
#20
whoa wtf Zlatan....great minds think alike :extatic:

I opened all of the active thread windows when i got home, and didn't notice ur post when i was replying here
 

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