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royston
ranger

Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 06-07-2008 09:14   
I've been studying the index page of the General Topics.

Let's take Hal's thread about the ladder dated 4th July.

There are I suggest about 20 regular mortal players and adding 5 Wizzes and Arch Wizzes would make 25 players who might reasonably expect to view this item.

The topic hasn ever been commented upon by Hal or anyone else. So there has been no reason for anyone to read it twice. But for the sake of arument let us assume that evryone has looked at it an excessive 4 times each. That would be 100 viewings - an esimate very much on the high side.

Yet it shows there have been 137 viewings. Who are these people?

If you look at other threads you will find same of of thing, though perhaps not to the same extent. There is a hidden audience here.


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Crazyfool
Wizard



Joined: Sep 16, 2001
Posts: 789
From: Llanelli
Posted: 06-07-2008 10:30   
Im scared....

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Armand
explorer

Joined: Nov 20, 2006
Posts: 530
Posted: 23-08-2009 03:37   
A year later, this thread has been viewed 641 times...

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Crowley
pioneer

Joined: Apr 14, 2003
Posts: 421
From: Birmingham
Posted: 23-08-2009 10:36   
I view every topic at least 23 times because I like reading my own name in print.
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blib
explorer

Joined: Jan 01, 2007
Posts: 531
From: N.London (just)
Posted: 23-08-2009 18:31   
Bots.

That's what it is, Bots.


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royston
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Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 26-08-2009 11:48   
Quote:

On 23-08-2009 18:31, blib wrote:
Bots.

That's what it is, Bots.



OK I give up. Bots?


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Turrican
Arch-Wizard



Joined: Aug 19, 2001
Posts: 346
Posted: 26-08-2009 12:44   
I'll try not to hit F5 so much.


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blib
explorer

Joined: Jan 01, 2007
Posts: 531
From: N.London (just)
Posted: 26-08-2009 14:06   
Quote:

On 26-08-2009 11:48, royston wrote:
Quote:

On 23-08-2009 18:31, blib wrote:
Bots.

That's what it is, Bots.



OK I give up. Bots?



Bots are little things that are sent out by search engines. They 'read' the content of a site. This helps the search engine to list and sort sites.

One forum I'm on has a page which lists currently active members and what they are doing, i.e. reading a topic, writing a personal message or whatever.

On many occasions one comes across a 'bot' from google or somesuch which is described as 'Reading a topic on Serious Chat'.

There you go Royston. ?50.
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royston
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Joined: Jul 14, 2007
Posts: 1217
From: Felixstowe, Suffolk.
Posted: 26-08-2009 17:19   



Quote:


There you go Royston. ?50.




There's no need to give me money; a pint Saturday week will do.



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blib
explorer

Joined: Jan 01, 2007
Posts: 531
From: N.London (just)
Posted: 26-08-2009 20:37   
By which pier piling will you be residing?

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Havoc
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Joined: Feb 16, 2003
Posts: 327
From: portland, oregon, usa
Posted: 02-09-2009 16:35   
I'm not a bot!

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Crowley
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Joined: Apr 14, 2003
Posts: 421
From: Birmingham
Posted: 02-09-2009 23:29   
Quote:

On 02-09-2009 16:35, Havoc wrote:
I'm not a bot!
GOTO 10


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