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by semtal
Fri Apr 10, 2020 3:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PHPBB marketing section or forum for owners?
Replies: 8
Views: 2355

Re: PHPBB marketing section or forum for owners?

This one. Okay, thanks for letting me know. There are a couple of dedicated communities for that kind of thing, such as TheAdminZone and ForumPromotion. Sadly the latter is very inactive these days, looks like TAZ is still fairly active though :) Thanks for the site suggestions. And we won't be add...
by semtal
Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: CPU Usage abuse solution needed
Replies: 89
Views: 4699

Re: CPU Usage abuse solution needed

robots.txt only stops legitimate bots that obey it like Google. Bing etc. Rogue bots, scrapers , spammers etc are not going to obey it. If you look at the source of the IP's most are probably from China, India etc. Cloudflare is one option to block them by country and probably the best option. Clou...
by semtal
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:11 am
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: Survey option for admins only
Replies: 0
Views: 178

Survey option for admins only

Is there an extension that only allows admins to create and view the results of a survey?

In addition to knowing who picked what, I'd like something that gives the admin an overall tally of how many people chose option 1, 2, 3 etc for each question asked, but private results that only admins can see.
by semtal
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PHPBB marketing section or forum for owners?
Replies: 8
Views: 2355

PHPBB marketing section or forum for owners?

I don't know if this is in the right place. If it isn't please feel free to move it.

I was curious if either PHPBB.com or another site offered a place for PHPBB forum owners to brainstorm, share ideas and help find ways to promote their sites.
by semtal
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: CPU Usage abuse solution needed
Replies: 89
Views: 4699

Re: CPU Usage abuse solution needed

I have used your first option of blocking all bots, yet I'm still getting about 1k to 3k executions each day. I don't understand why some are still going crazy on my site.

Is there any other code I can add to stop them?
by semtal
Tue Sep 03, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: CPU Usage abuse solution needed
Replies: 89
Views: 4699

Re: CPU Usage abuse solution needed

do you have any ideas how to get rid of this one? They load that file occasionally, search your logs for robots.txt. Once Bing loads the file thay should stop crawling. Once again just so it's perfectly clear, you are blocking all legitimate bots with that directive. Google, Bing and other search e...
by semtal
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: CPU Usage abuse solution needed
Replies: 89
Views: 4699

Re: CPU Usage abuse solution needed

stevemaury wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:55 pm
Maybe try disabling that extension for awhile and see what happens?
the extension was added but not activated.
by semtal
Tue Sep 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: CPU Usage abuse solution needed
Replies: 89
Views: 4699

Re: CPU Usage abuse solution needed

The host suggested I add a robots.txt file This is a start but it will only prevent legitimate bots like Google from loading pages. If you can care less about having your site found in search engines you can simply do this. Google and any other search engine that respects this file will not load an...
by semtal
Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: CPU Usage abuse solution needed
Replies: 89
Views: 4699

Re: CPU Usage abuse solution needed

Look in your control panel for Awstats or some other statistical program. It will give you better idea of where the traffic is coming from, that information is gathered from the access logs and processed so it's more understandable. I had a look at AWStats > Robots Spiders visitors and saw this one...
by semtal
Sat Aug 03, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: CPU Usage abuse solution needed
Replies: 89
Views: 4699

Re: CPU Usage abuse solution needed

The host suggested I add a robots.txt file and ''Use a set of .htaccess rules that will prevent malicious requests towards the website''. Is this needed or does the PHPBB software have something to counter this problem? They directed me to Raw Access Logs, but I don't know how to search for maliciou...
by semtal
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: CPU Usage abuse solution needed
Replies: 89
Views: 4699

Re: CPU Usage abuse solution needed

Sadly, I don't.
by semtal
Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: CPU Usage abuse solution needed
Replies: 89
Views: 4699

CPU Usage abuse solution needed

Support Request Template What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.2.7 What is your board's URL? www.allscaletrek.com Who do you host your board with? siteground How did you install your board? I used the download package from phpBB.com What is the most recent action performed on your board? Upd...
by semtal
Wed May 15, 2019 12:40 am
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: broken images
Replies: 3
Views: 217

Re: broken images

it ended up being a problem with something the host did. after denying it was their problem, they have now fixed.
by semtal
Tue May 14, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: broken images
Replies: 3
Views: 217

broken images

Support Request Template What version of phpBB are you using? phpBB 3.2.5 What is your board's URL? www.allscaletrek.com Who do you host your board with? siteground How did you install your board? manual install What is the most recent action performed on your board? version upgrade Is registration ...
by semtal
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: [3.2.x] Support Forum
Topic: Exceeding hosting resource limit
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: Exceeding hosting resource limit

david63 wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:42 pm
You should be able to find them in your hosting control panel - if not ask your hosts
Can you specify what to look out for that might be ''bad' once I find the logs? I have never done that before, so I'm in the dark.

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