Forum Stealth Mode

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Boreas, Jun 4, 2016.

  1. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    Is there a reason why so many of you choose stealth mode on the forums? I don't particularly see the point, so I'm curious as to why.
     
  2. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    What does "robot" mean?
     
  3. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    You mean on the forums? I think many of them might be spambots that are possibly being kept in check because of forum defences. I'm not sure about them all being potential spambots, though. But I think they are all automated programmes. I'm not exactly knowledgeable about this kind of stuff. @TomTB and @btkong will probably know more.
     
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  4. TomTB

    TomTB Administrator Staff Member

    I think a lot of them are programmes that stem from search engines like Google, bing etc.

    It's how they keep track of things on the old interweb ...
     
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  5. Sparrow

    Sparrow Well-Known Member

    There's a number of spyware apps that track us all as we ply the internet.
    The other forum I occasionally visit has popup ads that play in the margins, and it's always interesting/troubling to see what ads are playing after I login... and they somehow know I'm in the market for a new rucksack, or earlier that day had been pricing auto insurance, and sure enough those type of ads are playing.
    Some of these robots are looking for keywords in the most active threads, and play the appropriate popup ads... there was one thread wherein the topic was costumes, and in particular corsets... the forum suddenly had all these corset and sexy underwear advertisements. Which wasn't so bad.
     
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  6. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    Well, I guess going trekking wearing a corset will definitely set a new trend in fashion... Don't forget your hair-band! ;):D
     
  7. Sparrow

    Sparrow Well-Known Member

    It's much easier to get me out of a corset, than to get me in one.;)
     
  8. Diziet Sma

    Diziet Sma Administrator Staff Member

    I deserve that... :)
     
  9. kenubrion

    kenubrion Well-Known Member

    Boreas, how do you know who is lurking if we haven't signed in?
     
  10. Boreas

    Boreas n log(log n) Staff Member

    I don't. I only know if we're both signed in.
     

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