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What is a Slurp Spider?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 10:56 am
by Relayer
I just used the Who's on feature, and found a Google and Yahoo Slurp Spider were online viewing, could you explain to me who/what these are. They seem like rather out of place avatars for a Yes related site.

Re: What is a Slurp Spider?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:38 pm
by thehallway
No Idea :confused: . Is it not just someone's username?

Re: What is a Slurp Spider?

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2010 6:40 pm
by tardistraveler
I'm guessing these are automated "bots" from search engines that browse sites, looking for things usable on their search engines.

I know we have them over on Yesfans, since we have an association there with Google - the site gets paid some meager money to allow the Google box, and the "spiders" to crawl the site. Looks like Ed may have set up a similar arrangement here.