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Post by Poul David October 18th 2023, 8:01 am

guest can view categories again?

the forum is closed to guest viewing in the forum categories except for two categories!

I have taken a screenshot of the guest - it's the second line from the bottom.

I have taken a screenshot of the guest - it is the second line from the bottom - Country name: image United States United States
Area: Virginia
City: Boydton
Postal code: 23917
latitude: 36.6648
longitude: -78.3715
Host: msnbot-40-77-167-14.search.msn.com
IP: 40.77.167.14 - What is the solution to this?
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Post by skouliki October 18th 2023, 8:09 am

hello

this doesnt mean that they can actually see the index of our forum they are just navigating through the forum
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Solved Re: guest can view categories?

Post by Poul David October 18th 2023, 8:32 am

skouliki wrote:hello

this doesnt mean that they can actually see the index of our forum they are just navigating through the forum

hello!

I don't understand that - If I'm standing as a guest, I can't see e.g. music category! - or does it simply mean that the guest clicks on -and cannot see the content in the category:

"Kategorier i forum - Categories in forum!

OFF TOPIC, SPORT OG DIVERSE - off topic and miscellaneous.

POLITIK, SAMFUND, SPROG OG BOLIG - Politics, society, language and housing.

IT OG INTERNET - IT and internet.

MUSIK - music.

FILM, BILLEDER OG TV - film, pictures and TV

MAD OG DRIKKE - food and drink.

HISTORIE OG LITTERATUR - history and literature.

SUNDHED OG HELBRED - health.

TEORI ELLER FAKTA - theory or facts.

CHATBOX - chat box.

Du kan spørge her i dette forum, hvis du har et spørgsmål - You can ask here in this forum if you have a question!

Velkommen til - welcome.

Klik på tilmeld - click join.

Admin"

Greetings Paul
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Post by skouliki October 18th 2023, 10:34 am

please check your category permissions
if your permissions are ok then you do not have a problem

as a guest i can see only this

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If you have a case where a guest was able to see a closed section, please provide more information and a screenshot from that forum's permissions
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Post by Ape October 18th 2023, 10:56 am

Hello @Poul David

Can i ask you has this ever been open to the public before?

I mean was it open to the public/ Guests and then you hid it from the public /Guests

If yes then this is why, When google and other bots we use run over your forum they read your forums and categories.
Now if this topic, post, category, was open to anyone to see google will still look for it for months at a time.

This will show up as looking at your forum even thou it can't see nothing, This also goes for people doing a search in google and finding them posts in them categories


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Post by jucarese October 18th 2023, 12:44 pm

Hi is a google bot. Don't worry, Google bots enter as guests, so if you are indexed you should leave as much as possible open to guests at first until the bot indexes your forum, then you can close categories and forums to guests.
You can have google bots in your forum from EEUU and from Europe and alls like guest
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Post by Poul David October 19th 2023, 2:03 am

Ape wrote:Hello @Poul David

Can i ask you has this ever been open to the public before?

I mean was it open to the public/ Guests and then you hid it from the public /Guests

If yes then this is why, When google and other bots we use run over your forum they read your forums and categories.
Now if this topic, post, category, was open to anyone to see google will still look for it for months at a time.

This will show up as looking at your forum even thou it can't see nothing, This also goes for people doing a search in google and finding them posts in them categories

hello

Yes, it has been open before several times and then I have chosen to close to guests for a while!

But during closing for guests, categories have been seen by guests anyway!

But I can understand from your answer that there is nothing we can do about this!

Many thanks for this information!

Sincerely,

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Post by Poul David October 19th 2023, 2:05 am

jucarese wrote:Hi is a google bot. Don't worry, Google bots enter as guests, so if you are indexed you should leave as much as possible open to guests at first until the bot indexes your forum, then you can close categories and forums to guests.
You can have google bots in your forum from EEUU and from Europe and alls like guest

Many thanks for this information!

Sincerely,

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Solved Re: guest can view categories?

Post by skouliki October 19th 2023, 2:20 am

Problem solved & topic archived.
Please read our forum rules: ESF General Rules
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