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MSN Bot

Unread postby IAmScared » Sun Apr 19, 2020 4:19 am

Please answer this because it's VERY important to me,please,when I'm begging you

Does MSN bot collects posts that we write here on Scarleteen and saves it on MSN website/app?

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Re: MSN Bot

Unread postby Jacob » Sun Apr 19, 2020 7:11 am

Hiya!

Bots like this are basically the backbone of the modern search-engine-driven internet! They go through the internet collecting keywords and building a 'map' of what words or phrases are used on every website on the internet.

So if I search "Masturbation Scarleteen boards" in Bing, it'll give me links to the message boards where the word "masturbation" is probably the topic, because it's in the title, or used on that page a lot... Bing only knows this because of MSNbot.

It's worth remembering that if anyone, bot or not, really wanted to they could easily copy paste any of our words onto public online forums. This is why we ask that people don't share information like: address, email address, phone number, real name on here.

Honestly though, folks doing that are not really interested in us! Instead they're copying jokes from someone else's twitter profile and reposting them.
"In between two tall mountains there's a place they call lonesome.
Don't see why they call it lonesome.
I'm never lonesome when I go there." Connie Converse - Talkin' Like You

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Re: MSN Bot

Unread postby IAmScared » Sat Apr 25, 2020 11:38 pm

just one more question,it's very important to me.

what does it mean that bots "build a map" ?

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Re: MSN Bot

Unread postby IAmScared » Sun Apr 26, 2020 12:24 am

Also,what's Baidu Spider?

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Re: MSN Bot

Unread postby al » Sun Apr 26, 2020 9:36 pm

Hi IAmScared,

I'm not sure what your second question refers to, but I believe what Jacob meant when they said that it "builds a map" is that it makes a list of all the times that a given word or phrase (like "masturbation") shows up on posts, pages, and websites, and connects them all together.

I want to be mindful of the limit that was set on your other post about message boards and searchability, and encourage that we shift this conversation about what exactly is causing your anxiety around this topic. Would you like to share what's coming up for you in asking these questions and seeking reassurance?
Nothing happens in contradiction to nature, only in contradiction to what we know of it. -Special Agent Dana Katherine Scully

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Re: MSN Bot

Unread postby IAmScared » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:39 am

what scares me is that bots are going to make my secret public

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Re: MSN Bot

Unread postby Siân » Sat May 02, 2020 7:34 am

We've already done all we can to reassure you on that, here and in your other thread. I get that you're feeling anxious about this, so what helps when you're feeling anxious and trapped in these worries?


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