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Post by Bit » 4-Jul-11 02:50

Registered users: Google [Bot], Yahoo [Bot]

Their data greediness is Just annoying :evil:

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Re: spies spies spies

Post by ChristopheF » 4-Jul-11 05:16

These are built in phpbb accounts used to detect access by search engine bots, so there is no spying here.

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Re: spies spies spies

Post by Bit » 4-Jul-11 06:53

No rumors? pffft... ;)

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Post by Gambit37 » 4-Jul-11 08:07

Plus, they can't spider the forums anyway, as it's disabled in robots.txt. You'll notice there are never any forum threads appearing in Google search results.

That said, I just discovered a search result in a service called BoardReader -- looks like they are rude and ignore rules in robots.txt so that they can index forums! That's just naughty....! If a site owner says "no, you can't search this", that should be respected. So many arseholes on the web.....

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Post by beowuuf » 4-Jul-11 22:33

Didn't cows or someone mention recursive link tricks to bork 'unlawful' spiders?

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Post by Sophia » 5-Jul-11 17:07

Hmm. A competently designed spider wouldn't have a huge problem with that, but then again, a competently designed spider would respect robots.txt, too.

I guess if BoardReader becomes a problem you can always ban then explicitly. They're at least ethical enough to have "BoardReader" as their user-agent. For now, anyway.

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Post by cowsmanaut » 6-Jul-11 23:13

they probably use such things to track down those naughty people who like to talk about overthrowing governments... after all if you can just block such searches from reading your conversations of world domination, it wouldn't be safe.. :P and well.. on a more serious note, there are a number of subjects on which people try to hide their involvement in.. you see them being arrested en mass from time to time for bad things they posted in "secure" locations.. there are a lot of perverts and sickos on the net..

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Re: spies spies spies

Post by Bit » 7-Jul-11 01:14

The whole net is one big monster generator!

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Post by Jan » 7-Jul-11 09:08

But where is the trigger? :?:

@Bit: I forgot to mention that your avatar is extremely cool! Although I miss Catweazle, this one is excellent.
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Re: spies spies spies

Post by Bit » 7-Jul-11 15:50

It's more DM-related, and my lil masquot on my way through DM2 now. ;)

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Post by RAF68 » 8-Sep-11 19:46

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Re: spies spies spies

Post by Jan » 9-Sep-11 09:18

This is a rather cryptic message, RAF. Could you give us a few hints about how to interpret it? Or I won't sleep today. I can't get it out of my head. :wink:
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Post by Zyx » 9-Sep-11 09:47

The Pan Inter Teratoids came in a red flying saucer from above (A). There were strong convection currents below their spacecraft.
Then it stopped and became stationary, seemingly contracting and expanding. (B)
And... they're spying on us!

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Re: spies spies spies

Post by Bit » 10-Sep-11 04:23

Redalert! The secret plan got stolen!

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Re: spies spies spies

Post by Chaos-Shaman » 14-Sep-11 14:52

Bit wrote:The whole net is one big monster generator!
hahaha, how true
keep your gor coin handy

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