Just wondering.....

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  1. Diabolos
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    Okay. Since this is an off-topic discussion place, I hope it's all right to post here.

    Anyways, like the topic says, I was just wondering something. Like, you know how there's a Board Statistics in the Forum Index page? (gbatemp.net/index)?
    Well, I was just wondering in the Board Statistics, why is there 'Google' and 'FaceBook' as an account? And also, how come some users, you can't click on their names?

    Just asking. Sorry for bothering, if I did.
    -Diabolos
     
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    Whoops. Sorry, didn't know.
     
  4. prowler

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    They are bots, simply put.

    No idea what Facebook does but Googles bot is a web crawler (I'm guessing).
     
  5. wasim

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    I saw Yahoo too the other day. probably something with the search engines like prowler mentioned.
     
  6. Diabolos
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    ..... Riiight.I saw one that's called Alexa. At first I thought it was just a random uesr, but you can't click on it.
    EDIT: OMG I just saw MSN/Bing as one user, too! And Yahoo!
     
  7. Rydian

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    Alexa's a stat tracking site so they have crawlers as well.
    http://www.alexa.com/
     
  8. Diabolos
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    Hey guys... I've been wondering another too... What is that thing under the 'Member' thingy under my avatar? The one with the star attached to the bottom of it? Above the 'Groups: Newcomers' on my thingy. I was just wondering.....
     
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    A status symbol.
     
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  10. Rydian

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    Medals increase/change as your postcount goes up (slowly). Or if you get a special position. I found there was a mouse in mine.
     
  11. Diabolos
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    Oh... Right. Thanks.
     
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    Wouldn't YOU like to know?
    Sorry for seeing this so late, but I figured this was worth the topic bump.

    Ranks of GBAtemp

    Hint: It's a sticky thread ;)
     
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    Facebook have a crawler too, it scrapes pages which are linked via Facebook.

    The accounts (which don't really exist) are automatically assigned via their user-agents as a SEO tactic (it allows crawlers to use different permissions), which is common in web software.
    #patronising