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spider what #8667 04/05/12 07:44 PM
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What are spiders on the forum?


If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there'd be a shortage of fishing poles.

Re: spider what [Re: Steve678] #8677 04/06/12 12:54 AM
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Steve, it's my understanding is that a "spider" is a search engine (probably used by a spammer to find available forums to log into to and create new accounts). It just roams the net looking for the forums.


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Re: spider what [Re: Steve678] #8681 04/06/12 11:01 AM
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I can't remember that far back when I created my account. If there is a "Capctcha", it should block out spiders.


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Re: spider what [Re: Bob Smith] #8717 04/08/12 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob Smith
Steve, it's my understanding is that a "spider" is a search engine (probably used by a spammer to find available forums to log into to and create new accounts). It just roams the net looking for the forums.

It's hard for a database to distinguish the difference sometimes, but like Bob said - the major function of a spider is a program initiated by Google (or other high-level search engine) that crawls forums adding to it's database. Most of the time, it's a good thing...especially for a new forum.
When someone searches for "Fishing in Georgia" or "fishing tips Georgia" etc, etc, the more detailed info that the search engine has on-hand, the better. And the more hits GFF will get.



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Re: spider what [Re: Steve678] #20645 06/20/21 04:16 PM
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So, in this instance, spiders are good. Currently, there a three spiders on GFF.

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