I don’t understand why there’s a Google bot in the forum and what is it’s function?
I assume it goes through the posts and indexes them so that their contents can show up in Google searches. There is a Bing bot here quite often and I've always assumed that's what it does too. It probably happens on just about every
site, but since this site tells us who is online at the bottom of the page, we can see
it happening here.
I've always thought it a bit funny that it shows up as a "registered user" just like the rest of us do, though. Too bad it doesn't have a user profile so we could see which languages it speaks, how well it speaks them and which languages it wants to learn. I doubt you can PM it either.