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Stalker Bots?
« on: May 16, 2012, 03:43:14 pm »
Hello, when I view any thread on my forum, located at http://mlpforums.createaforum.com/index.php

For no reason, a guest appears, viewing the exact same thread I was viewing.

Could this just be a thing you guys added, or is it possibly a bot or something that was targeted to my forum?
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Re: Stalker Bots?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2012, 03:45:51 pm »
Probably a search bot/advertising bot nothing to worry about.
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Re: Stalker bots?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2012, 09:22:57 am »
For me, there's a lot to worry about. Those bots prevent me from knowing how much traffic my forum's got. Sometimes, i start a new topic and 7 bots are immediately viewing the topic. The 'online today' becomes 7, and even when some of my members login later in the day, the online today still remains the same! And it stays so till the end of that day. Please is there any way to at least reduce these bots?
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Re: Stalker Bots?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2012, 01:17:39 pm »
Possibly a new feature could be added so that the online today thing only records members who log in
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Re: Stalker bots?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2012, 08:57:58 pm »
Please is there anything that can be done to stop these 'guests' I don't see them in this CAF support forum so i wonder why they should be in my forum
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Re: Stalker Bots?
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2012, 01:48:17 am »
Oh they're at this support forum too, the bots are practically everywhere
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Re: stalker bots
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2012, 01:08:11 pm »
6 members logged into my forum yesterday, and 'online today' remained 2
:( :(
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Re: Stalker Bots?
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2012, 03:42:31 pm »
Did you set your timezone in your profile yet?
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Re: stalker bots
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2012, 07:23:07 pm »
Yes I have.
I used 'auto detect'
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Re: Stalker Bots?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2012, 12:14:20 pm »
ya there very annoying I would have 3 members on and 4 bots

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Re: Stalker Bots?
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2012, 02:27:17 am »
I have the same problem. Like sometimes, I check who's online, and guests' appear with nearly the same IP address. Ex. 204.32.244.6 and the other one would be 204.32.244.7. Is it a bot?

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Re: Stalker Bots?
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2012, 03:22:09 am »
You really don't need to worry about them, like CAF said. They go away after a while too (they'll naturally re-appear, though).
 
@ JHOWELL: Yes, those are bots.
 
 
Please is there anything that can be done to stop these 'guests' I don't see them in this CAF support forum so i wonder why they should be in my forum
They're all over this one.
 
Pretty sure they're just search bots. Not much to worry about.
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Re: Stalker Bots?
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2012, 07:18:13 am »
6 members logged into my forum yesterday, and 'online today' remained 2
:( :(
At this point it becomes annoying
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Re: Stalker Bots?
« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 02:02:16 pm »
you try having 117 bots :D

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Re: Stalker Bots?
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 09:09:42 pm »
Locked the topic, the OP's question is already answered so discussion about bots should no longer continue this thread however you may create a new topic to discuss about bots in the General Chat board.
« Last Edit: August 15, 2012, 09:11:22 pm by xboi209 »
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