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Old January 31st, 2012, 09:17 PM
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Kenshin5
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There are multiple types of bots, you have Crawlers such as Google, Yahoo, Bing browsing all over the web updating info on the search engines related to the site(more info here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_crawler), there are forum bots such as bots that send automated messages to say new users welcoming them to a said forum, there are news bots programmed to report off news feeds, there are the most annoying type the spam bots that are generally used to promote something such as a company's merchandising. I am sure there are more and someone else can expand on their uses but that is generally what they do.
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