Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

Bots may refer to any of the following:

bots definition1. Short for robots, bots are fictitious characters, programmed characters, or pieces of software designed to mimic characters or real players in a video game.

2. A bot may be programmed to perform tasks like scraping/aggregating metadata from websites, automatically updating a web page, or interacting with a chat room. Hopebot is an examples of a Computer Hope bot.

3. In an MMORPG, a bot generally refers to a third-party application that controls a player's in-game character while they're not at their keyboard, or AFK. Their purpose is to gain experience or valuables through repetitive actions that are sometimes considered monotonous to a player.

4. A bot is another name to describe a spider.

5. Shorthand for Back On Topic, BOT is commonly used in chat rooms and other text message communications. Below is an example of how this could be used.

Anyhow, lets get BOT please.

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