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    Would that also make spiders from search engines to be unable to lock in on the content? Would it make them see that login page when they try to view a thread?

  • #2
    yes, spiders cant search your sites if threads are not visible to guests


    • #3
      Be careful with this option mate. I went through this at the start because of some idiots stuffing around all the time.
      You need to go to vbulletin options (left hand menu) > user group manager > Guests > Permissions > Can view forum > uncheck the box if it is checked.
      Do the same thing (uncheck boxes) if they can create threads to the forum as well.
      Hope that helps you mate.
      If you are having problems with spammers and google bots go through Human Manager verification and pick something like the question answer option. Make your own questions and answers just to catch out those spammers and bots.

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      • #4
        Are you guys sure this blocks out access of Spiders because my pages on google are indexing faster and they'e raising like normal.. Would a staff know?


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