Blades and Bushlore

General Discussion => Help Desk => Topic started by: xj35s on January 07, 2018, 10:45:49 AM

Title: guests veiwing the forum?
Post by: xj35s on January 07, 2018, 10:45:49 AM
When I click the link at the bottom that shows the number of guests, none of them view the G.A.W. thread. Is this because they are all just following a google search and only see what the topic is they were searching?

It's just weird seeing the threads they are viewing. Some I haven't seen.

More chances for the few that joined in I guess.
Title: Re: guests veiwing the forum?
Post by: wolfy on January 07, 2018, 11:23:22 AM
That could indeed be part of it, xj.....some 'opportunists' are low enough in virtue to join a forum merely to take advantage of a a generous member's good graces and intentions.     For that reason alone, many people stipulate a minimum number of posts for a new member to be able to participate in their giveaways.  If that type of individual would happen to get lucky and win the a giveaway that is NOT post-number specific you rarely, if ever, hear from them again. Lowlifes! >:(
Title: Re: guests veiwing the forum?
Post by: hayshaker on January 07, 2018, 02:55:53 PM
wow honest to goodness, for such is the way of the world.
Title: Re: guests veiwing the forum?
Post by: crashdive123 on January 07, 2018, 05:15:49 PM
A lot of the "guests" are merely search engines, bots and spiders.
Title: Re: guests veiwing the forum?
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 08, 2018, 08:39:45 AM
A lot of the "guests" are merely search engines, bots and spiders.

This is most likely. Every time a new post is added, the search engines have to catalog it.
Title: Re: guests veiwing the forum?
Post by: wsdstan on January 08, 2018, 11:23:27 AM
Interesting.  The other night I was the only member online and there were 66 guests. 
Title: Re: guests veiwing the forum?
Post by: lgm on January 08, 2018, 03:29:39 PM
I don't mind spiders but I don't like bots.
Title: Re: guests veiwing the forum?
Post by: PetrifiedWood on January 13, 2018, 11:43:57 PM
Yeah the bots haven't gotten to the level of AI yet so we are able to block most of them from joining using registration questions. In another ten years, who knows what they will be capable of.