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Yahoo bot or something

Post by PurpleMustReign » Mon Aug 25, 2008 7:08 pm

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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Re: Yahoo bot or something

Post by Kansas Viking » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:00 pm

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 ... rp-01.html
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Re: Yahoo bot or something

Post by John » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:47 pm

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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Re: Yahoo bot or something

Post by PurpleMustReign » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:44 am

John wrote: 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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