Bots

I was just wondering what the bots are listed along with the users online. Not a long detailed explanation especially if one of the moderators answers this because I know they have lives too (at least I think they do). :slight_smile:

WK

the bots are software programs that trawl t’interweb for sites like Google, Yahoo etc. indexing the sites. This data is used then to return listed pages for you when you do a search on Google, Yahoo or whatever.

IIRC it is a corruption of the word robot.

WC

“Registered users: Google [Bot], MSN [Bot], niceguy78, Yahoo [Bot]”

I can see only three bots here but what about other bots, because there are other search engines in internet.