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Offline Lemur

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How do I make bots go away?
« on: November 19, 2011, 02:14:49 pm »
I notice there's a section for managing bots and spiders. However I'm not sure how to keep them out. Most of the sections on my forum will be private, and I do NOT want bots reading or indexing them. How do I make sure they can't?

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How do I make bots go away?
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2011, 02:26:50 pm »
You can do this when adding the permissions
The normal would be bot access but you can change this to No role assigned

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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2011, 08:55:22 pm »
Thanks for your help. And forgive me, I'm horribly new at this. Where specifically do I change that?

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2011, 04:16:18 am »
No worries mate we all started like you and are not expected to know these things.
To change permissions you need to go into the Admin control panel.

ACP > Permissions (tab) > Forum based permissions (left column) >  Groups’ forum permissions

Lookup usergroup > select bots from the dropdown box > submit

tick the all forums box > submit > you will now see a list of your categories and forums >
change the ones you don't want the bot to access to "No role assigned" for the ones you do want the bot to set to "Bot Access".

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