Spiders

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  1. The Alternative

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    Just noticed this on the forum main page and was wondering if someone would be so kind as to illuminate me. Just what is a spider? In forum context, that is.

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  2. twerppoet

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    This is just a guess, but Spider is a term often given to automatic search engine servers that 'crawl' the internet to find new pages and update old ones. This is how Google stays up to date.
     
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    Spot on answer
     
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    A spider is that thing that's doomed to a miserable death the minute it crawls across the floor in my house containing eight bored cats.

    Michael "Spam, spam, bacon, eggs and spam. Hold the bacon and eggs." Sent from my iPad 2 using iPF
     
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    Which might be why they are hanging out in the forum instead. :rolleyes:
     
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    yuck! lol yep that pretty much covers it!
     
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    You aren't an 85 year old woman in a large scary house filled with equally scary cats, on the corner of my street, are you? If so, I know you. I was the one that broke your window in 1968. Sorry.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkMvKeX7erI]YouTube - Crazy Cat Lady[/ame]

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    ROFLMAO!

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