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Offline magicmiles

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What are 'spiders' and (+1 hidden)?
« on: August 12, 2012, 06:23:57 AM »
I notice these are listed as viewing the forum, along with various users and guests, just wondered what they are?

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Re: What are 'spiders' and (+1 hidden)?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2012, 06:30:49 AM »
I dunno what spiders are, but hidden users are users who selected an option when logging in that doesn't make them visible in the online list. Very few users use this, however, which defeats the purpose of said action (IMO).
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Re: What are 'spiders' and (+1 hidden)?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2012, 06:47:03 AM »
Well, there ya go. I knew it would be something I could have just googled...as usual.
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Re: What are 'spiders' and (+1 hidden)?
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2012, 04:38:42 PM »
^Almost everything is.

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Re: What are 'spiders' and (+1 hidden)?
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2012, 05:28:03 PM »
I cannot remember but were spiders part of the old forum too? I know what they are in terms of search engines but I don't remember seeing them before. I know that spiders can be denied access to websites and pages, but why give them access now?
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