Yahoo (bot)

Discussion in 'The Chatter Box' started by heavenlyhaven, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. heavenlyhaven

    heavenlyhaven Senior Member

    627
    Apr 16, 2008
    Belmont, NY
    sometimes i see that as a "person" on this site
    what does it mean
    I've joined several no nais chat groups and i'm becoming slightly paranoid
    but why does this forum need a 'bot' to browse it
    ??????????????????
     
  2. StaceyRosado

    StaceyRosado Administrator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Oct 4, 2007
    NJ
    Ah yes.

    Ok let me see if I can explain this easily.

    Every site is visited by search engines which "crawl" them for key words and things to find you by. A search engine does this every couple days to weeks to find new sites that have joined the internet world and to visit older sites to gather new information to keep their searches up to date.

    Not all forums will show you when these search engines are "online" but this one does. It is perfectly legal, safe and normal.
     

  3. heavenlyhaven

    heavenlyhaven Senior Member

    627
    Apr 16, 2008
    Belmont, NY
    thank you for helping this old lady become more user friendly to this technological world
    :greengrin: