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Ok, I Was Checking Out Another Forum
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Their forum face is different and I had not visited in over a year and didn't even know if I had ever registered let alone what the username or password was. So I registered only to be denied and told I had the same email and I was a BOT and Bots are not allowed. What they heck is a BOT? I am not even on the member list as the username I was. Can't the realize I forgot the username and password? Geesh! I am a member in good standing here and have no bad intentions at any forum.HuhsignUnsure
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#2
A bot is a computer program, often used for posting spam. If the forum had a captcha, you probably typed it in wrong. Just try again.
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#3
Some bots are good (Google), some bots are bad (spammers gathering email addresses).

Also, some combinations of usernames are not acceptable by many forum software. At another forum, we had a user who desperately wanted to use a name that was not a real word but the first letter of each word of her favorite book title and the author name. The forum software kept rejecting her and saying she was a bot.
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BOT is short for robot...basically a computer program run by a machine to gather information. Bots are used by search engines (google, yahoo, msn, etc) to see what is in a thread for helping people find your forum/site.

Most webmasters like Bots, but have programs in their software to only allow the good bots.

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#5
My username there was just my initials of my name in caps. Nothing unusual. I did actually type in the wrong password letters by mistake. I find their c-pap forum hard to navigate thru. I just wanted to read more info. I like to read about sleep apnea info and success stories etc, juat like we all do who come here.
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#6
I eat BOTs for supper.

Mmmmm.... BOTs.... yummy. Licklips

But I spit out the bad bots, though. Vomit


BOT = Bag Of Taterchips-- Goes good with coffee. Coffee

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INFORMATION ON APNEA BOARD FORUMS OR ON APNEABOARD.COM SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS MEDICAL ADVICE. ALWAYS SEEK THE ADVICE OF A PHYSICIAN BEFORE SEEKING TREATMENT FOR MEDICAL CONDITIONS, INCLUDING SLEEP APNEA. INFORMATION POSTED ON THE APNEA BOARD WEB SITE AND FORUMS ARE PERSONAL OPINION ONLY AND NOT NECESSARILY A STATEMENT OF FACT.



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#7
Hmmmm...same thing happened to me. I had no idea what a BOT was.
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