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Old Dec 3 2006, 01:42 PM   #1
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I accidently hit a wrong button and found myself in Who's On-line and found a lot of "spiders" on the list. Since I've become rather paranoid about dear old compy I wonder if anyone knows what/who they are and what their intentions may be?
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Old Dec 3 2006, 01:58 PM   #2
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They're just indexing pages and try out all the links they can. Common varieties are googlebots and yahoo slurp spiders, but all computer-indexed search engines use them.
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Old Dec 3 2006, 02:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply. I was afraid they would load something I don't want onto my computer!
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Old Dec 3 2006, 02:54 PM   #4
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Deceptive! Its like calling pc history
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Old Dec 3 2006, 05:55 PM   #5
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They can't affect you in any way Sandi, they're surfing the site, same as you.
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Just not actually doing anything, are they? Posting etc. I mean.
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Old Jan 8 2007, 05:12 AM   #7
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No Myt, the spiders only roam and are looking for subjects to put in the search machines. As far as MoM is concerned they do a good job, ,any of our subject are to be found on sites like, fir instacne Google, because of them.

For the fun, type something as rare and seldom like Pern Portfolio in google as a search and you'll find links to the relative threadds on MoM on the first resuts page. This is the case for many of our Anne McCaffrey related subject.

Neat, huh?
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I've even found my own sig from MOM while checking to see where my Weyrs were in the search engines.
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Old Jan 9 2007, 05:54 AM   #10
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I've even found my own sig from MOM while checking to see where my Weyrs were in the search engines.
Is your signature supposed to be typoed in the last Pern word? (Not sure if you know or not, and thought I'd point it out for you *angel* )
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Is your signature supposed to be typoed in the last Pern word? (Not sure if you know or not, and thought I'd point it out for you *angel* )
Oops, didn't even see that. That'll teach me to rush.
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