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I saw this Yahoo thing as a user on our board. What is it? What is it's purpose. It doesn't scare me or anything, but I am curious.

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PurpleMustReign wrote:
I saw this Yahoo thing as a user on our board. What is it? What is it's purpose. It doesn't scare me or anything, but I am curious.


It's a web spider or crawler. Yahoo, MSN bot, Google bot, and Inktomi Slurp are just a few. They send them out and they crawl the web gathering information. That's why when you type in a search for something it shows up in your search engine. The bots basically gather and index the information.

This link also helps explain it.

http://help.yahoo.com/l/us/yahoo/search/webcrawler/slurp-01.html

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PurpleMustReign wrote:
I saw this Yahoo thing as a user on our board. What is it? What is it's purpose. It doesn't scare me or anything, but I am curious.


The new board here shows these things, the old one didn't. I asked the same question privately a while ago... I don't blame you for being curious.

I guess they're safe little things, but I wouldn't want them crawling around my house. :)


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John wrote:
PurpleMustReign wrote:
I saw this Yahoo thing as a user on our board. What is it? What is it's purpose. It doesn't scare me or anything, but I am curious.


The new board here shows these things, the old one didn't. I asked the same question privately a while ago... I don't blame you for being curious.

I guess they're safe little things, but I wouldn't want them crawling around my house. :)



That all depends... can they work a vacuum?? :P

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