I am tremendously curious about bots. One of the active members that is almost always present at DFN is Bing [Bot]. And today I noticed on DUF:
Registered users: Google [Bot], Randicus Draco Albus, Yandex [Bot]
I can understand the presence of Google's bot. It will be gathering information for its search engine results. But what are Bing and Yandex bots? The only thing I know is that bots have many purposes; some helpful, some benign and some harmful. Are these innocuous, spammers, government spy agencies or general purveyors of mischief? Should I be worried, ambivalent, unconcerned or happy? The more I know about such things, the more potentially useful I can be to any forum I am a member of.
I warned you it would be an ignorant question.