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  • maybe a security question??

    I used my admin CP to ban an IP....and yet tonight same IP is there...

    I have guest turned off...

    But I am curious, even though the whosonline screen shows they are veiwing my error message....it also shows they deep within threads. How can they even "see" what threads are called, if they are banned...AND seeing an error message?
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    The display of the thread title indicates where they have accessed the site. The stop icon display shows that they are being shown a no permission or banned user message. They will not be seeing any details of the thread.

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    • #3
      yes, but my question is...how can they even get that far into the forum? I mean with guest turned off...seems they would only be veiwing the error message and never making it to see what the name of a thread would be anyway

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      • #4
        That is correct, however the thread name is automatically generated according to the link that they visit and appears in Who's Online which is why it appears as that for yourself.

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        • #5
          These guests are probably search engine bots.

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