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What is a spider?
« on: April 15, 2013, 07:11:32 PM »
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Re: What is a spider?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2013, 07:16:39 PM »
Maybe "spam bots", someone asked this couple weeks ago and Peter mentioned something about it.

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Re: What is a spider?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2013, 07:19:31 PM »
Maybe "spam bots", someone asked this couple weeks ago and Peter mentioned something about it.

I just did a "spider" search, but nothing relating to forum stats.
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Re: What is a spider?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2013, 07:30:56 PM »
A spider is a process that "crawls" the internet, typically one IP address at a time to build a database of the contents of each site and all of its pages. Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines employ vast armies of spiders to populate the contents of their search engines.




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Re: What is a spider?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2013, 07:41:14 PM »
A spider is a process that "crawls" the internet, typically one IP address at a time to build a database of the contents of each site and all of its pages. Google, Bing, Yahoo and other search engines employ vast armies of spiders to populate the contents of their search engines.





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Re: What is a spider?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2013, 07:46:47 PM »
I had no idea! How do you know when they are here?

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Re: What is a spider?
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2013, 07:54:35 PM »
Bill is correct. Search engines (google, yahoo, bing, etc.) employ "spiders" that crawl the "web" in order to index everything. Spiders are a good thing and we openly welcome them here.
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Re: What is a spider?
« Reply #7 on: April 15, 2013, 08:34:07 PM »
When you hear Norma scream?   :)

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Lol, I only scream at big spiders.  :-D I had spiders crawling around me when I was outside working yesterday.

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Re: What is a spider?
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2013, 09:24:32 PM »
When you hear Norma scream?   :)

That is good, Bob.

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Re: What is a spider?
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2013, 11:23:26 AM »
Bill is correct. Search engines (google, yahoo, bing, etc.) employ "spiders" that crawl the "web" in order to index everything. Spiders are a good thing and we openly welcome them here.

Here spider, here spider, where are you?
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