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Spitfire
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Location: Canada

Postby Spitfire » Sun September 7th, 2008, 6:24 pm

I was just curious what was going on at the old forum, not very much I am afraid. I checked out who was online, and there was a whole bunch of Yahoo Slurp Spiders, MSNBot Spiders and Google Spiders. Does anybody know what or who those are?
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Ariadne
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Location: At the foothills of Mt. Level

Postby Ariadne » Sun September 7th, 2008, 7:58 pm

They're just the feelers automatically sent out by search engines so that new pages on the forum will be indexed and searchable there.

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Rowan
Bibliophile
Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
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Postby Rowan » Mon September 8th, 2008, 2:58 am

Well, I've had my membership removed from there, thankfully. I know it wouldn't have hurt anything to remain there, but I am pretty sure they are going to use the existing membership to make it seem like the "new" forum has been around a while when it hasn't. I don't want to be used in that way, but that's just me.

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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Mon September 8th, 2008, 3:16 am

Just noticed that Kaliana is a mod there!
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Kailana
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Location: Nova Scotia, Canada
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Postby Kailana » Mon September 8th, 2008, 3:27 am

"pat" wrote:Just noticed that Kaliana is a mod there!



Yeah, as I said in another forum, they did it without asking. I am not sure if I want to stick with it or not yet.

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pat
Avid Reader
Location: Adelaide, South Australia

Postby pat » Mon September 8th, 2008, 3:31 am

"Kailana" wrote:Yeah, as I said in another forum, they did it without asking. I am not sure if I want to stick with it or not yet.



LOL That was nice of them then!

See how it goes.

BTW, I thought we discussed other genres aswell as HF... never mind!
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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Mon September 8th, 2008, 11:06 am

we do, but I think they want to place the spotlight on that more and less on HF. Well, thats the feeling I get anyway. Maybe I'm wrong.
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Misfit
Bibliomaniac
Location: Seattle, WA

Postby Misfit » Mon September 8th, 2008, 11:47 am

It's kinda dull over there, Kailana seems to be the only one adding anything to it.

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Rowan
Bibliophile
Interest in HF: I love history, but it's boring in school. Historical fiction brings it alive for me.
Preferred HF: Iron-Age Britain, Roman Britain, Medieval Britain
Location: New Orleans
Contact:

Postby Rowan » Mon September 8th, 2008, 3:05 pm

"Divia" wrote:we do, but I think they want to place the spotlight on that more and less on HF. Well, thats the feeling I get anyway. Maybe I'm wrong.


I got that impression, too, yet I don't understand why they would keep the URL of historical fiction if it's about general fiction. And I agree that we do talk about other fiction, but not to a great extent. I'd say the majority of this forum is focused on historical fiction.

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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Mon September 8th, 2008, 6:49 pm

agreed! And I like it that we focus on HF. They have so many other places for other genres so I'm glad this place was formed. :) I am going no where.
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