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Post by azwiz November 25th 2023, 12:56

Quite often I can look on the [ View the whole list ] list . And I see guests viewing hidden forums . Forums that not even members should be able to see .

Example Kirachi .

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There are other hidden forums this happens with as well .

I can almost understand if bots have access . But even those I wish they could not see then .

What is the explanation for guests viewing hidden forums ?


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Post by Guest November 25th 2023, 13:04

When you go to forum permissions (I am sure you know how to do this as a long Forumotion user), you will find basic control of access and advanced.

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And then you can check and uncheck what you want:

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Post by azwiz November 25th 2023, 13:09

I don't see Forum Permissions Control . But I am sure it is already marked .

The example above is a hidden forum . You cannot see it . A guest cannot see it . It will not even appear in any search .

So how is it that a guest is viewing it ?

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I do not see what you are showing .



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Post by Guest November 25th 2023, 13:15

AP - General - Forum - Categories and forums.
Select the forum of your interest by clicking on the gear icon VIEWING HIDDEN FORUMS  Scree104
After this, go to permissions tab and there click on advanced as shown in the image provided above. Pay attention to all parts where you see guests.
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Post by azwiz November 25th 2023, 13:23

The Raven wrote:AP - General - Forum - Categories and forums.
Select the forum of your interest by clicking on the gear icon VIEWING HIDDEN FORUMS  Scree104
After this, go to permissions tab and there click on advanced as shown in the image provided above. Pay attention to all parts where you see guests.


Okay so I found it .

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I have dozens of hidden forums . You are saying that some how even if the forum is not visible to guest or members . Not searchable . Not findable .

They can still view it ?

How is this possible ?

When I log in as a guest . I cannot view it , find it or search it .

Like I said I have dozens of hidden forums . THEY ARE HIDDEN IN THE GARBAGE LIST . You yourself will not be able to view them .

I am not about to go through my garbage list and and check the permissions for each one . They should not be visible .


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Post by Guest November 25th 2023, 13:25

In this picture, you can clearly see that for guests (first row) it is selected for them to view, read, reply and write which should be unchecked. Also go to advanced mode and check all options for guests and uncheck everything.
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Post by azwiz November 25th 2023, 13:30

The Raven wrote:In this picture, you can clearly see that for guests (first row) it is selected for them to view, read, reply and write which should be unchecked. Also go to advanced mode and check all options for guests and uncheck everything.

No that is not the answer . That is unnecessary .

I have already put them in the garbage .

Others are hidden .

I ask you to try and view them yourself . If you can ? I will believe you .

Try KIRACHI .

https://www.valleyofthesuncc.com/
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Post by Guest November 25th 2023, 13:32

azwiz wrote:
The Raven wrote:In this picture, you can clearly see that for guests (first row) it is selected for them to view, read, reply and write which should be unchecked. Also go to advanced mode and check all options for guests and uncheck everything.

No that is not the answer . That is unnecessary .

I have already put them in the garbage .

Others are hidden .

I ask you to try and view them yourself . If you can ? I will believe you .

Try KIRACHI .

https://www.valleyofthesuncc.com/

I can't locate Kirachi. I used Ctrl+F to find it and can't locate which means it is hidden.
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Post by azwiz November 25th 2023, 13:36

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No that is not the answer . That is unnecessary .

I have already put them in the garbage .

Others are hidden .

I ask you to try and view them yourself . If you can ? I will believe you .

Try KIRACHI .

https://www.valleyofthesuncc.com/.
The Raven wrote:
I can't locate Kirachi. I used Ctrl+F to find it and can't locate which means it is hidden.

My point exactly .

So please explain this .

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Post by Niko November 25th 2023, 13:39

Coucou @azwiz

I also reported this issue some months ago, and the technical team replied this:
If guests are looking at those pages, they will only see the login boxes. It could be search engine bots.

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Post by azwiz November 25th 2023, 13:41

Yes . I thought that it may be bots . They probably have access to all . Which really sucks .

Thank you Raven and Nico .
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Post by Niko November 25th 2023, 13:49

@azwiz don't worry, search engines and bots will not access the sections they are not allowed to. They will simply see the login page Wink

Sometimes the URL to those pages can be found somewhere on the forum, but they are not accessible don't worry For you
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Solved Re: VIEWING HIDDEN FORUMS

Post by Razor12345 November 25th 2023, 13:53

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


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