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XF 1.3 Allow only specifc bots?

Discussion in 'XenForo Questions and Support' started by Neil E., Feb 17, 2015.

  1. Neil E.

    Neil E. Active Member

    Based on experiences with other forum software I'm wondering what to do about bots. Other software has a bot list already incorporated. XF does not appear to have this. I believe bots should be treated differently than guests. Should specific desired bots have a bot usergroup with permissions? How do you disallow all other bots? What should be in robots.txt?

    Registration will be handled by manual approval with Q&A Captcha and StopForumSpam. This should limit spambot registration.
  2. Brogan

    Brogan XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    There are some bots defined in code.

    I believe there is an add-on which adds additional ones.
  3. Mike

    Mike XenForo Developer Staff Member

    When it comes to Google, giving them access but not real guests runs the risk of being considered "cloaking".
  4. AndyB

    AndyB Well-Known Member

  5. Neil E.

    Neil E. Active Member

    Argh, so much to learn!

    Andy, fantastic job!

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