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How do I disable bots?

Post by pensive218 on November 22nd 2010, 12:18 am

How do I disable bots?

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Re: How do I disable bots?

Post by Harperboy326 on November 22nd 2010, 1:34 am

I don't think you can, as your forum is on the Internet and Google uses its bots to crawl and search for things. It's good to have bots on your forum as they collect your information and your forum is put on Google. Which is good Smile

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Re: How do I disable bots?

Post by patiogardener on November 22nd 2010, 5:05 am

Also, anti-spider mode [active] is the default for Forumotion forums which will help to keep most of the nasties away. This is in General>Forums>Security.

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Re: How do I disable bots?

Post by Darren1 on November 22nd 2010, 8:08 am

Hi,

This is easily possible Very Happy

Bots tutorial wrote:Can I control these bot's?

No, as forumotion does not allow user's to access their database they cannot access the Bot's management.
However, if you want you CAN disallow robot's visiting your site altogether. This is strongly not-recommended as it will decrease your "Google Page Reference" and possibly decrease the number of people visiting the forum.
If you still want to disallow the bot's from visiting, then =>
Navigate to: Admin panel >> Display ( Tab ) >> Homepage / Generalities >> Scroll down until you see "Additional meta tags" >> Click the >> Select the default "Create a meta tag type", then fill in the details:
"name" attribute : Robots
"content" attribute : noindex, nofollow

Feel free to review the tutorial I took the time to put together Wink
=> http://help.forumotion.com/tricks-tips-f32/bots-who-and-what-they-are-t55170.htm

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Re: How do I disable bots?

Post by smitsmit on January 7th 2011, 7:48 pm

I dont know if forummotion changed sometime, but I followed your directions, and cannot find the "Additional meta tags" link. Is it possible it was removed?



I really dont want bots, as my forum is not public, it's for a game, and I dont want random people from the web signing onto it.

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Re: How do I disable bots?

Post by patiogardener on January 7th 2011, 9:55 pm

Go to your Admin Panel>make sure it is in Advanced Mode>General>Forum Promotion>Search engines. What you want is all there.

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Re: How do I disable bots?

Post by alicia on May 4th 2011, 9:42 pm

I have followed all the steps above and I am still getting bots that we do not want Shit

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Re: How do I disable bots?

Post by Darren1 on May 5th 2011, 10:14 am

@alicia wrote:I have followed all the steps above and I am still getting bots that we do not want Shit

Can you confirm the meta tags are correct?
Bots canoot follow if you have the 'no follow' meta tag in

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