You're such nice people - but the welcome gestures are wasted in this case. Most of our guests (except for a few genuine ones) are actually search engine robots indexing the forums right now.
If you go to "Who's Online" you'll see that most of them have the same ip address - inktomisearch.com. That means they are all bots for the Inktomi search engine - it's a large one that drives a lot of the more well known names. I think Yahoo uses Inktomi as well as other search engines.
You don't often get to see the bots in action - they will probably hang around here for a while and then move on... They came from a link to TCS somewhere else on the web. They are like benign "agent Smiths" with one mission in life - to get all of the web into one search engine data base.
I saw this tread and went to check, and there were 12 members and 58 guests! And a new record too!!!
Well, this is still not quite so exciting, since a lot of those arenÂ´t real people....but still - new record