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  • Boothie
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    Cool thanks PPN

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  • Odil
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    It's sriously a bot. If I do a search on google for my board, one of the things that comes up is "Click here to register" plus some other nonsense links. Bots do that all the time.

    Odil

    Originally posted by CyberMoa
    Just plain weird Boothie ... maybe some one has a bad connection or something.

    Have been on a number of sites where they have dozens of people who register, never activate their accounts, and continually hit the ignore option.

    Think a few ppl above are correct, some sort of bot in operation. Will post back when l track our one down, one of the guys at my work is going to use his bloodhound to do it... very effective little beastie

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    Even as l posted that one our problem has been cleared up, new member was trying to add a couple of people to his ignore list before coming on board, claims he tried registering a few times but had problems with firewall software..... *cough*newbie*cough*

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  • Scott MacVicar
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    There sorted, you can now access the troubleshooting forums and post in some places that were previously restricted.

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  • Scott MacVicar
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    Your not showing up as licensed, can you pm me your customer number and I'll check it.

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  • Boothie
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    I already did that last night, PPN


    Yeah I get your point... more hits means more members Thanks guys.

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  • Scott MacVicar
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    Boothie,

    Can you please go to http://www.vbulletin.com/members/forums.php and enter your username, you will need your customer number and password to access this page.

    Thanks

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  • filburt1
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    They could be search engine bots a la Googlebot indexing your site and eventually bringing in more hits. That certaintly isn't gay, that can be quite financially beneficial if you catch my drift.

    But if you don't like hits, check out robots.txt here: http://www.robotstxt.org/wc/robots.html

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  • Boothie
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    UGH. Can you guys tell me how to get rid of them? Is it this Robots.txt thing you guys are talking about?

    Why are they there anyways? Thats gay

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  • bigmattyh
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    Originally posted by Boothie
    ugh, theres this one IP addy thats ALWAYS on my vB, and they have like 12 windows open. Once it said "moderating duties". And they add people to ignore list, view user CP, ect. The weird thing is, Ive seen it say Registering... three times, but they never finish. I mean, whats that about?
    Again... BOTS.

    They follow your links. Sometimes they do it in swarms, with 5 or 6 on your site at a time.

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  • CyberMoa
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    Just plain weird Boothie ... maybe some one has a bad connection or something.

    Have been on a number of sites where they have dozens of people who register, never activate their accounts, and continually hit the ignore option.

    Think a few ppl above are correct, some sort of bot in operation. Will post back when l track our one down, one of the guys at my work is going to use his bloodhound to do it... very effective little beastie

    _________________________________

    Even as l posted that one our problem has been cleared up, new member was trying to add a couple of people to his ignore list before coming on board, claims he tried registering a few times but had problems with firewall software..... *cough*newbie*cough*
    Last edited by CyberMoa; Fri 30 Aug '02, 11:52pm.

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  • Boothie
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    ugh, theres this one IP addy thats ALWAYS on my vB, and they have like 12 windows open. Once it said "moderating duties". And they add people to ignore list, view user CP, ect. The weird thing is, Ive seen it say Registering... three times, but they never finish. I mean, whats that about?

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  • CyberMoa
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    Hmmm ... could be a bot, surely a human wouldn't be this stupid... next time it shows will follow the connection and see what turns up at the other end...

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  • filburt1
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    If you really don't like it you can add a robots.txt file to your site's root to exclude certain user-agents and URLs.

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  • SaintDog
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    As stated above, it is probably a bot (google, yahoo, altavista, ect; one of them I am sure), I have had them raid both vBulletinTemplates and ViperHost trying to access everything, although they fail to do so, they still are persistant in trying .

    - SaintDog

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  • bigmattyh
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    Could be a bot.

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