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3strokes
May 6th, 2007, 08:48 AM
Checking who's online at around 07:40-ish
2 members
84 guests (of which two were guests and the rest
Yahoo Spiders -mostly- and a couple of Google Spiders.)

Did the admins notice that Spiders have a predilection to
visit us at predictable times or is it haphazard? Could they
(the Spiders, not the Admins) be the cause of the irritating
"The Server is too busy. Try later" pop-up?
(and what will Spiders make of this posting about them?
Could they be self-conscious?)

laineybug
May 6th, 2007, 04:02 PM
some spiders good, some bad. If administration, or anyone else who has too many spiders trying to harvest email addresses for spam, hasn't heard of this, well they might be interested.

http://english-40373053768.spampoison.com/

Lainey

Peter Cruise
May 6th, 2007, 05:12 PM
The word is out about the Masquerade Ball: Bots just wanna have fun, too.

3strokes
May 6th, 2007, 09:07 PM
some spiders good, some bad. If administration, or anyone else who has too many spiders trying to harvest email addresses for spam, hasn't heard of this, well they might be interested.

http://english-40373053768.spampoison.com/

Lainey

However before they (or we) apply this seemingly clever
solution, they/we have to make sure that the link we're
asked to create (i.e., integrating their code in our website)
doesn't open some back door to what we want to prevent?

Horse
May 7th, 2007, 04:19 PM
What are spiders and how do you find them?

3strokes
May 7th, 2007, 11:10 PM
What are spiders and how do you find them?

In case your question was serious:
We don't find them, they try to find us. When you Log Into the Forums' main page go to the very bottom to see the details of users online. Apart from many well known names you'll notice a lot of Yahoo Spiders, Google Spiders, and bots (These are all search engines, constantly searching the miliions or billions of lines of all web-pages to build up their database, their indexing).

In case your question was tongue-in-cheek:
To find spiders, you lie on your back, open your mouth, put a dead fly on your tongue and when the spider comes dangling down its web or filament, you snap the trap shut.