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Offline heybai

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What's this about?
« on: July 25, 2010, 09:25:50 am »
Sometimes I  post a new message and take a look on "Who's Online" and see this (below).  What is going on when this happens?  It only takes about 60 seconds for these "guests" to show up.  Are these the so-called 'bots, and what would they be doing?

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Guest   00:21:17   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:21:01   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:50   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:39   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:25   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:20   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:16   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:15   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:07   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:05   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:58   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:57   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:56   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:55   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:55   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:55   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:55   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:46   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:45   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.

Yeshe Zopa

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Re: What's this about?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010, 09:43:18 am »
Sometimes I  post a new message and take a look on "Who's Online" and see this (below).  What is going on when this happens?  It only takes about 60 seconds for these "guests" to show up.  Are these the so-called 'bots, and what would they be doing?

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Guest   00:21:17   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:21:01   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:50   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:39   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:25   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:20   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:16   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:15   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:07   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:20:05   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:58   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:57   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:56   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:55   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:55   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:55   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:55   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:46   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.
Guest   00:19:45   Viewing the topic Rare Tibetan artefacts on show in Taiwan.


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Re: What's this about?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 09:46:28 am »
Like this?:



Or like this?:




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Re: What's this about?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 10:34:55 am »
It happens when a new topic is posted to twitter. Then twitter sends a lot of bots to check the new link out. That's how I've understood it at least.
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Yeshe Zopa

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Re: What's this about?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 11:13:01 am »
This 'bot' don't twitter! :)   :


Offline heybai

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Re: What's this about?
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 07:04:46 am »
Seriously, this is kind of creepy --

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Guest   22:01:59   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   22:00:40   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   22:00:24   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   21:59:48   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   21:59:42   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   21:59:30   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   21:59:17   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   21:59:13   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   21:59:08   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   21:58:48   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   21:58:23   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   21:58:17   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   21:58:10   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
Guest   21:58:09   Viewing the topic Tell me about Vipassana.
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