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  • Ace
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    Because I don't want 'Guests' to view my forums content in the threads, but I will allow the 'Bots' to read the content... so the topics will still show up in search engines.
    This sounds like cloaking.

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  • Daniel.P
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    Bots no point in any group except unregistered
    not have any rights other than the guest
    absolutely agree with Videx

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  • Videx
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    An interesting concept, but no, vb won't allow non-registered visitors to be anything but "not registered" (guests). If you allowed search bots access to your pay forums, what would prevent anyone from simply changing their user agent and gaining access? Or just reading the forum from the search engine.

    Maybe what you're looking for is something like I use: Limited Guest Viewing -- Motivate Guests to Register

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  • Danny M
    started a topic [Forum] Bots go into a usergroup automatically

    Bots go into a usergroup automatically

    Hey,

    On phpBB3 forums, the bots from search engines such as Google and Yahoo etc are automatically added to a 'Bots' usergroup.

    I am wondering if this is possible in VBulletin too?

    Because I don't want 'Guests' to view my forums content in the threads, but I will allow the 'Bots' to read the content... so the topics will still show up in search engines.

    Hope you understand my question.

    Thanks
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