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Neodoxy Posted: Thu, Apr 25 2013 11:05 AM

Well, because I finally saw someone (Dave) bring it up, I'm curious as to what people think about the absurd number of supposed "guests" this forum gets on a regular basis. Currently the forum says that we have 4K guests online... For some reason I don't think that this is the case. Does anyone know what this forum considers a "view" or how long it lasts for? Or maybe we are just the most hoppin forum on the internet and we don't even know it...

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DanielMuff replied on Thu, Apr 25 2013 12:23 PM

My guess is that it's a couple dozen lurkers, a dozen search engine crawlers, a dozen data miner crawlers, and the remainder are spam bots.

 

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Why doesn't Wheylous's forum have these?

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Neodoxy replied on Thu, Apr 25 2013 1:03 PM

"a dozen search engine crawlers, a dozen data miner crawlers"

What are these?

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eliotn replied on Thu, Apr 25 2013 1:49 PM

I know that search engine crawlers are bots used by websites in order to find new websites and link them over to google and other search engines, so that the forum posts can be found.

Data miner crawlers are probably used to gather other information from the World Wide Web.

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Smiling Dave:

Why doesn't Wheylous's forum have these?

 

Spam bots? He's not using Telligent.

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Neodoxy:

"a dozen search engine crawlers, a dozen data miner crawlers"

What are these?

 

As eliotn was saying, the search engine crawlers crawl a web page to index it. The data miner crawlers are either gathering data some random project in which a university or a startup may be engaged, or the feds gathering data.

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Malachi replied on Thu, Apr 25 2013 3:28 PM

dont forget data collection for purposes of marketing.

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Wheylous replied on Thu, Apr 25 2013 6:50 PM

My forum doesn't have them because my forum is made of bald eagle tears.

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Malachi replied on Thu, Apr 25 2013 7:24 PM

how did it tear? wait, did you mean tears or tears? how would you make something out of tears? how would you make something out of tears, even? wow

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