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 Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 8:12 am 
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I noticed when browsing the forums that one of the bots is Alexa, the Amazon voice service.

What does it do on the forums? Is it just being a search engine like Bing and Google?

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     Post Posted: Fri May 18, 2018 11:57 am 
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    From what I can find online, yes, it's exactly like the Google and Bing bots. With the Alexa being from Amazon it makes sense, they're doing their own website indexing for when someone asks her to locate/buy stuff. Hmm. I suppose the Erfworld store is another reason she's crawling the site.

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    Spicymancer wrote:
    ...Hmm. I suppose the Erfworld store is another reason she's crawling the site.

    *gets mental images of Alexa crawling*

    *is disturbed/fascinated/aroused/revolted by images*

    *attempts to burn images from mind’s eye in Oedipus-like fashion*


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    Knavigator wrote:
    I noticed when browsing the forums that one of the bots is Alexa, the Amazon voice service.

    What does it do on the forums? Is it just being a search engine like Bing and Google?


    usually keyloggin (like on windows 10) to see what "searchs" you do, like google do. (well in reality they see ALL that you write on the keyboard) all hail windows!

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    The Alexa bot doesn't have anything to do with the virtual assistant. It's a crawler from Alexa Internet, a marketing data and analytics company that is also owned by Amazon, but predates the Echo by many years.

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