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Post by Adrian on 12th November 2009, 6:57 pm

Internet Bots usually just "reference" your site to increase their knowledge of it, and give the most accurate & up-to-date information about your site.

In addition, when the Google Bot visit's the site, it also is giving us a "Cache" version of our site.

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Post by Mike on 13th November 2009, 8:20 pm

A "bot" is a software robot. Not a physical device but a program.

Not always good or even neutral. The "challenge" in the registration process is there to make it difficult for a "bot" to join the forum and then bombard us with spam postings.

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