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    Yahoo! Slurp Spider

    I am viewing the Who's Online page...what is a "Yahoo! Slurp Spider" and a "Google Spider"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: Yahoo! Slurp Spider

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    I am viewing the Who's Online page...what is a "Yahoo! Slurp Spider" and a "Google Spider"?

    Thank you.
    A spider is an automated tool that searches webpages to compile data for search engines and the like.


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    What's a pieriansipist?

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    Re: Yahoo! Slurp Spider

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    A spider is an automated tool that searches webpages to compile data for search engines and the like.


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    What's a pieriansipist?
    Thanks for the reply, Stuart! It's kind of 'creepy', isn't it?

    Cheers,
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    Re: Yahoo! Slurp Spider

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Thanks for the reply, Stuart! It's kind of 'creepy', isn't it?

    Cheers,
    Amigo

    Perhaps, but webmasters can block access to spiders, and the flip side is that without spiders, search engines would be utterly useless and pointless. Then how would people discover my incredibly amazing neologism?



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    Re: Yahoo! Slurp Spider

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    Perhaps, but webmasters can block access to spiders, and the flip side is that without spiders, search engines would be utterly useless and pointless. Then how would people discover my incredibly amazing neologism? --
    What's a pieriansipist?
    Stuart, I have a simple question for you! If you would like 'pieriansipist' to become THE word of the year, why are you whispering the word in a font color that is barely detectable? Shouldn't your marketing strategy include a darker color and a larger font?

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: Yahoo! Slurp Spider

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Stuart, I have a simple question for you! If you would like 'pieriansipist' to become THE word of the year, why are you whispering the word in a font color that is barely detectable? Shouldn't your marketing strategy include a darker color and a larger font?

    Cheers,
    Amigo
    I'm being discreet here. In other fora, I'm being a lot bolder

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    Re: Yahoo! Slurp Spider

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    I'm being discreet here. In other fora, I'm being a lot bolder
    Stuart, I maintain that you can be discreet in a different color! Besides, this is an English forum and advocating the elevation of a neologism such as pieriansipist is certainly a valid crusade! Think about it! A darker color will be much better!

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: Yahoo! Slurp Spider

    Quote Originally Posted by amigos4 View Post
    Stuart, I maintain that you can be discreet in a different color! Besides, this is an English forum and advocating the elevation of a neologism such as pieriansipist is certainly a valid crusade! Think about it! A darker color will be much better!

    Cheers,
    Amigo

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    Re: Yahoo! Slurp Spider

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    Thanks for the licence!

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    Cheers,
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    Re: Yahoo! Slurp Spider

    Quote Originally Posted by stuartnz View Post
    Thanks for the licence!

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    What's a pieriansipist?
    Quoting Alexander Pope:
    "A little learning is a dangerous thing;
    Drink deep, or taste not the Pierian spring;
    For shallow draughts intoxicate the brain;
    And drinking largely sobers us again."

    Pieria was a region of ancient Macedonia, and in Greek Mythology it was believed that if one drank the water of a spring in that region, then he will become knowledgeable and wise.
    But, the actual meaning is, if you gain a little knowledge, then you feel that you are knowing a lot, but if you go for deep study, then you come to know that how little your knowledge is and behave properly to others.
    This indicates the meaning of "intoxicate" and "sober".

    Also quoting 'Petronius' in 'Satyricon':
    "This is the right armour of genius-
    Drink deep or taste not the Pierian Spring,
    Only then pour your heart."

    Thus, those who are trying to gain the maximum possible knowledge, may be termed as Pieriansipist {Pierian(water of Pierian spring or knowledge) + sipist (one who sips)}
    Cheers(Amigo style)

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