What is a 'robot' in the 'Members Online Now' section?

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  1. mduffyx1

    mduffyx1 New Member

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    I assume 'member' is someone logged in, and a 'guest' is not logged in.
     
  2. AngusThermopyle

    AngusThermopyle Active Member

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    Apparently a "visitor" who the forum software has decided is a "bot", ie an automated web crawler for Google, Bing, Baidu or some other search engine.
     
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    Guest: A person who just visits the site
    Member: Person like you, Angus or me with an actual account to post, comment etc
    Staff: Dead-i etc to regularly answers questions
    Bot: Google, Bing etc are crawlers or spiders that occasionally visits the site to index the site
     

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