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Is Yahoo [Bot] a member of our forum?

Postby tommus » Sat Jan 28, 2017 7:12 pm

At the moment, this is on the bottom of the Forum page:

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What or who is Yahoo [Bot]?

Yahoo [Bot] has now disappeared.
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Re: Is Yahoo [Bot] a member of our forum?

Postby galaxyrocker » Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:21 pm

I've seen it on other phpBB forums I've used, and I always assumed it was a bot to help with search engine rankings, especially since there's one for Google as well. Not at all certain about that though.
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Re: Is Yahoo [Bot] a member of our forum?

Postby rdearman » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:34 pm

With phpbb you can preauthorze search bots. Those are the bots trolling through our forum looking for new stuff.
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