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When a robot views a page of your forum, our system still has to process the request the same way it would for a normal human. The same amount of memory, CPU, and bandwidth is used. Therefore, pages viewed by a robot are counted as page views.
Our system automatically blocks any malicious non-beneficial robots before they can even reach your forum, so the vast majority of robot activity would be search engines indexing your forum. That's a great thing because it will help users discover your forum in search engines.
You can prevent your entire forum or specific categories from being accessed by robots, including search engines, by using the following methods: