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Discussion in 'General Questions' started by Allene, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    I see that Facebook is now an ever-present member. How does that work?
  2. cmhbob

    cmhbob Did...did I do that? Staff Member

    Tom can weigh in with more authority, but I suspect it's basically like the Yahoo or Google spiders that crawl the site. I know at least I have linked my Facebook account in, so I would guess the presence you're seeing is something automated from the FB servers, watching for content over here.
  3. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    Correct. It's also part of the authentication process to ensure that the site using the Facebook connect is a valid site.
  4. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    Thanks, guys! It kind of creeps me out to see it in the line of human users, but I'll get used to it. This is NOT an official complaint. You don't need to fix anything.
  5. Biker

    Biker Administrator Staff Member

    I can turn that off easily enough, and may just do that. However, it's also a reminder to everyone that we do encourage the bots to crawl the site. ;)
  6. Allene

    Allene Registered User

    No problem, but thanks anyway! :)

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