We have "Guest" visitors on MP

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  1. secretsea18
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    I looked at the Members page and noted that there are "Registered Members", and "Guests" online, accessed by "Current Visitors". I became curious about who the "guests" are, as it seems that as this is a "Beta" site still, you have to log on to be able to browse the site...

    So who are all those 95 "Guests" on the site? Anybody know?
     
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    FT members thinking...I should probably join this site......maybe I'll wait 'till the beta ends....
     
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    I thought that you had to sign in, or create an account to be able to access the Beta site. No?
     
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    Lurkers....checking out the site....
     
  5. lin821
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    Correct, the answer is no.

    You don't have to sign in nor create an account to access Beta. It's open to the public, except for the "private" section.
     
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    The whole set up of the beta is that there is not a front page at milepoint.com that allows for visitors to access the forum, however the link to the forums are on enough sites that it is easy to avoid the front page.
     
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    Links and Google exist in short order as a new site comes online - and lurkers may get enough of a gander to choose to land and register. It's spiders, bots and spammers we have to worry about. Actually with Mikel, Tim and all, we probably do not have to worry about them. [​IMG]
     
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    FT Spies! ;) Seriously could be bots of some sort also in that list?
     
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    Certainly on other forum sites I've participated in spiders such as the various search engine crawlers counted as guests in the counts. I don't see any reason that wouldn't be true here as well.
     
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