QUOTE (Jordans-Elvis-World @ Oct 29 2009, 06:07 PM)
The google bot actually just crawls randomly. If it comes back and sees something new, it will archive it. There is in fact, no human input involved. I.E. it doesn't crawl things that people are searching for. It simply is archiving the newest material (and older things it missed on past runs) by following the hyperlinks on the forum.
Additionally, it doesn't use the message sender, CP, etc.
The message will pop up in the "Who's Online" that the googlebot is checking "Private Messages" or "Viewing the User Control Panel" if the bot has hit upon that page (it still has no access).
Have no fear, Rex. The bot has no access to private albums, etc.
Hi! and thanks Jordan...
you have explained it really well... before I had some cloudy ideas of what it was doing exactly...
I'm sure I'm not posting anything against the National Security of the Country.! (Ha.. well I hope not)
Being brought up in a family, where my Dad worked for GOVERNMENT COMMUNICATIONS
(G.C.H.Q- at Bletchley - Cheltenham and Listening posts in Singapore and Malta)
I will save a screen grab next time I see it appearing to access and use the CP !
When you say PRIVATE MESSAGES... you don't mean Our Messages... but its own messages (Is that right please?)
At school the answer to questions what does your Dad do for work ~ was Oh! he just works for the Government.
So I guess I'm just naturally curious as to the inner mystery of the INTERNET and Search Engines..
Most people take these things for granted.. but it really is a Modern Wonder... and so fast.
You know GCHQ monitor Internet Traffic and sites these days ? in addition to Mobile Phones.
But of course this is a different matter to Google..
Greatly interesting topic... so much appreciate your response to my wonderings.. Thankyou... Jordan....
And thankyou also KEV... for your mention of it adding LINKS... (We had LINK WEEK last week with Chris) Ha... Excellent...