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500 guests online every evening
« on: May 22, 2013, 07:44:23 pm »
Anyone knows why we get 500 guests online every evening since the past few days? Seems like webcrawlers but I wonder what kind of bot it could be to have that many online, or if anything on the site might be drawing traffic from legit members for any reason? ???

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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2013, 07:47:05 pm »
I have been posting links for my IRL friends to check out , but I am pretty sure that would only bring in a few guests every so often, so it wouldn't account for 500 every day XD

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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2013, 07:58:02 pm »
That's unless of course someone is using a proxy or weird filter and his IP address changes every page click. But then if a legit user was checking every member profile that would be creepy :P

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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2013, 08:08:26 pm »
maybe we are just getting moar people over here, that would be pretty epic.

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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2013, 09:31:41 pm »
I know that in France it's exams time and french sites will soon have 1000-2000 users online on a regular basis, but our spikes in users occurs during evening, when French people are asleep, plus we don't have many math/school notes programs, so it can't be that.

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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2013, 09:32:59 pm »
They all want to be your friend DJ. :P Seriously though, I have no idea.

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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2013, 11:16:54 pm »
Some yet unexplained phenomenon? Quick, get all our scientists on this.
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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2013, 01:11:46 am »
Maybe they come for the recent religion topic ? :P
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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2013, 01:36:25 am »
Maybe they come for the recent religion topic ? :P
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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2013, 03:46:59 am »
Perhaps TI is checking on us. :P


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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2013, 06:03:43 am »
Yes, but not with that many people :P

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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2013, 01:22:12 am »
Nah I doubt it, otherwise it wouldn't only last 1-2 hours a day/night (depending of where you live). For the rest of the day we get around 70-170 users including logged in ones.

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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2013, 01:12:04 pm »
Perhaps TI is checking on us. :P
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What could it be ??? That many bots/crawlers seems a bit improbable to me.

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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2013, 02:55:57 pm »
Seems like it's some sort of botnet or something. When they're on and you look at action=who, it's clumps of ~30 guests in a row doing the exact same thing (viewing a certain topic, looking at a certain profile, etc) within a minute or two of each other. When I saw it it went on for about 5 pages.
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Re: 500 guests online every evening
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2013, 05:07:30 pm »
It's also noticable how there are like 10-20 people "Registering for an acount" for the whole day. At the end of the day theres only like 2-3 actaully new acounts...