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Something i've noticed

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 12:58 am
by Shazbotdom
I noticed that AdBot Names appear in the active users listing as they are browsing through these forums. Personally I find it annoying and for forums that I have set up using phpBB I make it so that they are not visable.

Do the almighty Admins have plans of turning off the visability of the AdBots names?

Re: Something i've noticed

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 1:07 am
by Bokkiwokki
I found it quite amusing to see myself listed as:

WHO IS ONLINE?
Bokkiwokki, Google [Bot]

:mrgreen:

Re: Something i've noticed

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 9:47 am
by Helsingtown
Ive noticed that too. What does the "bot" thing mean anyways?

Re: Something i've noticed

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 10:06 am
by Somewhereistonia
They are there for targeting advertising for the forum, its mentioned in another thread somewhere.

Re: Something i've noticed

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:22 pm
by Shazbotdom
I'm not talking about the advertisments.
The Bot Listings are from the search engines. I just always have them being delisted under "online users" on forums that I set up and I was wondering if the Admins were planning on keeping them visable or making them invisable.

Re: Something i've noticed

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 12:32 pm
by Somewhereistonia
Shazbotdom wrote:I'm not talking about the advertisments.
The Bot Listings are from the search engines. I just always have them being delisted under "online users" on forums that I set up and I was wondering if the Admins were planning on keeping them visable or making them invisable.


I know, I was just telling Helsingtown what they were. I'd prefer it if they were delisted as well.