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Old 06-29-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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What happened the 01-23-2005?

What happened that day? I see in the main page that there were 1,413 users online (as I write this, there are 6 members and 240 guests, so that number is really impressive). Did you have a big party?

And because a stupid thread with two dumb questions is more interesting that a stupid thread with just one question, here goes another:

What is a bot search? Apparently the vast majority of users currently online are bots: Yahoo Slurp Spider or Google Spider. What are they searching for? Why are they considered users?

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Old 06-29-2007, 03:00 AM   #2
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Dumb answers

1/ Viktor Yushchenko was sworn in as president of Ukraine.
2/ A web spider that catalogs pages by keywords for search engines.
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Old 06-29-2007, 03:23 AM   #3
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If memory serves right, this must have been the story on Slashpower. Got slashdotted and also posted on a couple of other major sites.
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Old 06-29-2007, 01:34 PM   #4
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Must've been bots. I can't think of anything that could have lured that many people here at one time. Perhaps there was a major exploit that was just released and this site was vulnerable at the time? Maybe Alexander was running a stress-test on the forum to see what it could take?

I have trouble remembering the specifics from a few months ago, let alone 2 years. Good luck guys/gals!
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Old 06-30-2007, 04:46 PM   #5
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Azayzel, go two posts back and you'll find the answer
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Old 07-01-2007, 02:13 AM   #6
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lol, I thought that was a joke since it sounded like a bit 'o trivia. Thanks!
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