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A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 11:44 am
by Dan4th
For the past number of days the
bot called "Gnip" has been on the
site almost non-stop......

What's up with that??????????

Danf.

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:19 pm
by Xplumberlives
Yes, I had noticed GNIPs presence too!

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:30 pm
by Dan4th
I'm just hoping it's nothing EVIL :ymdevil:

C'mon, Wedgie!

What's the deal here??????????

Danf.

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:30 pm
by RLN

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:34 pm
by Dan4th
Yes, I've looked at that already
and it tells me absolutely

NOTHING!!!!!!!!

Why are they on here 24-7?????????????

Danf.

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Thu Sep 06, 2012 7:35 pm
by Mayfly
I believe Wedgy can choose what Bots view the site and the areas in which they can glean info and data.

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:16 am
by Dan4th
Perhaps Wedgy has been POSSESSED by
Gnip! Is it possible he requires some sort
of an exorcism?????????

I certainly HOPE not!!!!!!

Still want to know why it's on here all the
time and appears as a "Member" and not
a "Bot"..........

Danf.

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:11 am
by Wedgy
Both RLN and Mayfly are correct - and I only allow bots that may have a positive impact on IA.

(Gnip aggregates any posts of interest (that are in the public areas) for use in social media/apps for anyone with interests in areas such as aviation.

Its not online now .... but certainly seems correctly classified as a bot in its offline state. Are you saying it shows as a regular member when active?
Its online most of the time, purely because its a machine and machines never sleep (Im sure thats a line from The Terminator :P )
Its always been around, but only recently did I 'classify' it with IA (therefore you now see it in online members), which means I can further control what it does/sees.

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:05 am
by Sooty655
I think I can see what Dan is getting at.

On my "Who is online" page, Gnip shows in grey, like a Bot, but in non-italic text, like a member. The totals at the top suggest IA is counting Gnip as a member, not a hidden member, and would therefore show on Dan4th's screen.

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Could this be a "feature" of the recent upgrade, Wedgy?

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 1:15 pm
by Dan4th
Unlike all the other bots, however,
Gnip shows-up as a Registered User,
at least on my Board Index.....

Does this mean that Gnip has access
to the entire site?????

Danf.

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 3:41 pm
by Wedgy
Eureka! Sooty has it. In setting Gnip up, I didnt hide him from general view (italics) like other bots.

Will rectify later.

We got there in the end - I'm a little slow in the head this week (but faster on the feet ;) )

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:39 pm
by Wedgy
Fixed :)

Re: A Quick Question:::::::::

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 6:55 pm
by Dan4th
Merci!

D.