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Why does ‘Currently Online’ show robots?

Discussion in 'Help Forum' started by jomuir, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. jomuir

    jomuir Premium Member

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    just like my title, why does the Currently Online box on the Forums homepage say there are 12 robots online? Not to be anti-robots just didn’t know they liked sheltie forums.
     
  2. Caro

    Caro Moderator

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    I know, it's annoying isn't it, me and the robots are often the only ones online during the Australian daytime. I guess they give me some company though! I think most of the bots are web crawlers - analysing and filing information for google and search engines. Can't tell you why this particular software program shows the bots though.
     
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  3. Calliesmom

    Calliesmom Moderator

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    if you only want to see real people on the Current Visitors- choose the members tab
     
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  4. ghggp

    ghggp Moderator

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    Maybe can ask out IT guy??
    Wondered that myself.

    I always assumed it was someone reading forum posts but did not create a user ID.
     
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  5. Calliesmom

    Calliesmom Moderator

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    Guests are non-registered people checking out our vast wisdom.
    Robots are automated scanners so people can find us when they need our vast wisdom:winkgrin:
     
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  6. Kelly

    Kelly Administrator

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    It's just the way the software designers designed it. There is no way to sort them out of the calculation.
     
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