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This site has a LOT more registered users than our cast of regulars would suggest, and while I know the majority of those are probably inactive one-shot accounts, I 'm compelled to believe we have at least a few regular silent companions lurking, being amused by our imput but never feeling compelled to contribute. So, anyone with 0 posts out there wanna step into the light and say hello?

 

EDIT: I'm looking at you, 28 guests at 3am (yeah I know this place is pretty international, but some of those guys just have to be US users....)

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lately i don't post as much as before, but im still here =P

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They're facehuggers watching us from the airvents.

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I'd say I lurk a fair bit... :P

Feel free to PM me about almost anything and I'll do my best to answer. :)

 

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lately i don't post as much as before, but im still here =P

 

Same here.

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I've been pretty occupied with school lately but now that I'm on break I'll probably start posting regularly again.

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Yeah, what is up with that.

A lot of them are probably crawler bots (e.g. Google, Yahoo, WayBack Machine, etc). In fact, I'll have a look.

 

Right now: In total there are 32 users online :: 4 registered, 0 hidden and 28 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)

Most users ever online was 104 on Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:25 am

 

Bots: One google bot, 21 Baiduspider bots, and 2 bing bots.

 

24/28 are bots. 21 of which from the same site... A Chinese site... Kind of depressing.

 

EDIT: In fact, this might be a problem. I remember it being worse back in June (as you can probably tell by the 104 users online). They attacked my forum (closed now if you're wondering) at around the same time (100+ as well).

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So they just lurk then strike in one go and fill the place with spam? :S

Feel free to PM me about almost anything and I'll do my best to answer. :)

 

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So they just lurk then strike in one go and fill the place with spam? :S

No, they're just crawl bots. Not the spambots. Google has crawlbots as does every other search engine. Though it's possible they're faking it, pretending to be bots for that Chinese search engine. Hell, it takes about 30 seconds to change your user agent to look like that even on a normal web browser.

 

Though that's kind of unlikely. I'm thinking they may have had something to do with our CPU usage problems before (remember when the forum kept going down every few minutes? that.). If not, they're probably using up a fair amount of bandwidth. That's why I blocked them on my site, they kept downloading the server files I had hosted 50+ times with every update. I almost hit my bandwidth limit because of it. Though I don't think AF has a bandwidth limit so that's not a problem here.

 

Best choice for now is to ignore it. It might make sense to hide bots from the online users list though?

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Yes, it does.

 

Also, I vote for blocking their IP's right now, and if at all possible send some sort of thermonuclear device to their owners and hosting services, with a note that says something in the lines of "insert this up your ass and detonate", if you pardon my french.

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BLATANT THREAD DERAILMENT WARNING!!!!!

Lets break the record for most online at one time!

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Rock on.

 

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We should set a date for that.

 

Usually after Ross releases a video there's a huge surge in active users.

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In total there are 28 users online :: 7 registered, 0 hidden and 21 guests (based on users active over the past 5 minutes)

Most users ever online was 104 on Tue Jun 14, 2011 3:25 am

 

Registered users: Bill Ludwick, BTGbullseye, Chuckthe2nd, Sublime, The Scoutman, tuff117, Very7684

Legend :: Administrators, Global moderators

 

I don't really lurk...we all know how much I post at points

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