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XF 1.3 Bot problem

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by Zephyr, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. Zephyr

    Zephyr Well-Known Member

    Hello, I have a problem on my website : http://xencrea.com

    Online now: 41 (+130 yesterday...).
    The site is overrun with bots, I tried all sorts of things and addons, but they come back all the time and a lot of bandwidth is unnecessarily consume.

    Have you a solution for remove the bot trafic please ? Thanks.
  2. Chris D

    Chris D XenForo Developer Staff Member

    You're currently running version 1.1.3.

    Upgrade to XenForo 1.3.3 and make use of the new anti-spam features.
    Amaury likes this.
  3. Ridemonkey

    Ridemonkey Well-Known Member

    When I'm looking at your site, it is saying that the viewers are all guests. Is that your problem - 41 or 130 members who are all guests? Are you sure these are bots?

    The anti-spam measures will only help prevent registration of bots. It won't stop viewing of the site - which won't help you if you really are having bandwidth problems. In order to prevent "bots" (if they are bots) from consuming bandwidth as guests, you'd have to change your site policies to hide content from guests... which will also hide content from anyone else who visits your site.

    Why do you think these are bots who are online? Your site is indexed in Google and you have a bunch of referral links in the Resource Manager here.

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