BOTS ? How they work !

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chuckphd53
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BOTS ? How they work !

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Being an old guy, I know what a BOT is, but not exactly sure how they operate..

-On my newly installed BBS, are they useful ?

-How do I know if they are showing up ?

-If they are beneficial, do I need to 'ENABLE' them somehow ?
and if beneficial, how to you attract them ?

-How often do they show up ?

:) thanks
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chuckphd53 wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 4:49 pm
Being an old guy, I know what a BOT is, but not exactly sure how they operate..

-On my newly installed BBS, are they useful ?
Only if you care about being included in search engines.
-How do I know if they are showing up ?
They will show up in Who's Online and you can also look at their last active date in Manage members in the ACP.
-If they are beneficial, do I need to 'ENABLE' them somehow ?
They are enabled by default
and if beneficial, how to you attract them ?
By having lots of substantive content
-How often do they show up ?
Depends on the BOT and on your Board content
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if they are beneficial, do I need to 'ENABLE' them somehow ?
They are enabled by default
I may have played with the BOT enables etc.....

I assume that PERMISSIONS/GROUP PERMISSIONS/(advanced select)

I only have then CAN SEARCH BOARD enabled ! :roll:
is this ok ?
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Ok checked the Bots...
the last time there was any activity was 4 days ago....so.....
I have done something to shut them down ? ugh.... I play around way too much ( old guy trying hard ) :?
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Re: BOTS ? How they work !

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OK... under MANAGE BOTS...
I had DEACTIVATED them......mis-read the options column and thought that was its STATE !

Think I have it now...
:)

PS thanks Steve....
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Choose "bot access" as the roll for every forum on your board and the will come.
Sorry! My English is bat ;) !!!
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Janus...

can you direct me to that 'TAB' etc...

where exactly is Bot Access, ( So many great items on this BBS software, I am looking hard )


UGH....FOUND IT.....!!! thanks
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They are enabled by default
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