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What is PF robot

  1. Aug 17, 2015 #1
    Dear PF Forum,
    I just saw interesting windows at the bottom right corner of PF website.
    Total 964(members: 39, guest:837, robots: 88)
    That's a every interesting statistic. So when we post something and don't get answer immediately we'll know that at that moment PF Forum is a rather quiet, just a few members are online.
    What are members? People who sign in?
    What are quest? People who visit PF Forum but don't log in or sign up
    Robots? What are they?

    And another window
    Discussions: 583,909
    Messages: 4,692,472
    What is the difference between discussion and messages?
    Is discussions = thread?
    Is messages = post/reply to the thread?

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Aug 17, 2015 #2

    mfb

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    Right.
    Mainly search engines, looking for new content to add to their search index.
    Right.
     
  4. Aug 17, 2015 #3
    Wow, that is fast!
    If I didn't know you better, I would think this is robot response.
    Thanks.
     
  5. Aug 17, 2015 #4
    Sorry, whose search engines?
    PF's or others like Google, Bing, Altavista?
     
  6. Aug 17, 2015 #5

    mfb

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    The forum search engine does not appear there, it does not need to "visit" the website as it has direct access to the database.
    Yes, external search engines, Google, Bing and so on.
     
  7. Aug 17, 2015 #6
    Wow. That's why when I tried to search some specific asnwer for my curiousity yesterday about kinetic energy in google. I was surprised that google gives me back my own post in PF 3 months ago.
    Good luck PF Forum!
    [Add: First result, top list on the first page]
     

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  8. Aug 17, 2015 #7
    Something funny happens.
    When I tried to click the click, PF forum shows this.
    Page not found.jpg
    Don't worry. I completely understand that. It's just that DaleSpam has merged that post (mine) with my other post.

    It's not a protest. For a second I thought that there's an error. Then I remember that my post has already been moved.
    Perhaps the robots haven't updated that particular entry, may be later.
     
  9. Aug 18, 2015 #8

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    Here's what Firefox says... about:robots

    Lol, go ahead, click... Try Again.

    Then, I double dog dare ya ... click again.....:oldbiggrin:


    Edit: Well you have to copy and paste about:robots into your address bar, it doesn't want to link...

    I'm a n00b ... lol
     
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  10. Aug 18, 2015 #9
    Well, the first sentence is like Isaac Asimov three laws of robot.
    The second and the third? I don't know. Isaac Kashdan perhaps?
     
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  11. Aug 18, 2015 #10

    OCR

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    Lol... it's from "The Day the Earth Stood Still "...
    And...
    Anyway, lol... carry on.
     
  12. Aug 18, 2015 #11

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  13. Aug 19, 2015 #12

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    Do not press.JPG
    I didn't, I didn't, I was ascared... I swear!
     
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