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by ChinaGal
Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: VPN Blocking?
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: VPN Blocking?

Your right, there were some IP ranges in that IPV4 file. I didn't notice it at first. Anyway, I created a CSV file out of it and you can upload IP lists from CSV files into Cloudflare. The only problem is that you can only have a maximum of 1,000 entries per list on CF. So would need to create 33 fi...
by ChinaGal
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:39 am
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: VPN Blocking?
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: VPN Blocking?

A ~490KB list might be accepted in a single attempt to add them to the phpBB ACP ban page. It would depend on what the PHP post size was set to allow in a single request on your server. Worst case you might have to break such a list into smaller pieces, if you're getting an error when trying to add...
by ChinaGal
Sun Jul 26, 2020 11:24 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: VPN Blocking?
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: VPN Blocking?

Not aware of an extension that has a database of VPN IP address ranges. Which doesn't mean it can't exist, but I haven't seen it mentioned here. The feature within phpBB itself which could have presented a similar message is simply banning an IP address range. As with other types of phpBB bans, you...
by ChinaGal
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:03 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: VPN Blocking?
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: VPN Blocking?

warmweer wrote:
Sun Jul 26, 2020 9:31 pm
I don't see the Cleantalk extension being used on https://www.avathar.be/forum/
Interesting. How are you able to know that?
by ChinaGal
Sun Jul 26, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: VPN Blocking?
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

Re: VPN Blocking?

Looks like: Anti-Spam by CleanTalk (Spam protection without CAPTCHA) (extension database) Installing the CleanTalk Anti-Spam Extension in phpBB 3.1, 3.2 (original vendor). The illogic comma in that message bothered me enough to use Google which brings up results for different boards, and that led t...
by ChinaGal
Sun Jul 26, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: VPN Blocking?
Replies: 20
Views: 1355

VPN Blocking?

Is there an extension available to block site visitors from using a VPN? I couldn't find one. I saw though on another phpBB forum they have some sort of VPN blocking. See the VPN blocking message in the attached screen shot. This came from the https://www.avathar.be/forum site. Any idea if this is s...
by ChinaGal
Sat May 30, 2020 9:29 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results
Replies: 50
Views: 4847

Re: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results

Great news, our Favicons are showing up for our site now in Google search results on mobile devices. Maybe it was the robots.txt file that we were using that was the issue, but I am pretty certain we had added that robots file to the site after the Favicons problem already existed. But we are just g...
by ChinaGal
Wed May 20, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results
Replies: 50
Views: 4847

Re: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results

Thank you for all your help on this. Yes, makes sense to give it a try. We have disabled the file and so let's see if anything changes over the next couple of weeks and if the favicon starts showing up now. I will report back again after some time.
by ChinaGal
Wed May 20, 2020 2:51 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results
Replies: 50
Views: 4847

Re: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results

Thanks. I will try and pull a page source and see if there is anything unusual. Also, nothing I can think of in our .htaccess file that would cause any problems like that. But I jut thought of something else.... In our robots.txt file we do have: User-agent: Googlebot-Image Disallow: / But to be hon...
by ChinaGal
Wed May 20, 2020 8:02 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results
Replies: 50
Views: 4847

Re: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results

Out of curiosity, was the https://build.amsterdam/icon-test tool the independent author linked to able to pick an icon for your site? It's just my opinion, but "color" would seem awfully arbitrary and "how is that worse in SERP than it is in every other place Google and Chrome are still choosing to...
by ChinaGal
Sun May 10, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results
Replies: 50
Views: 4847

Re: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results

I was looking more closely at the two links below and I am wondering if maybe the problem with our Favicon.ico file is perhaps that Google doesn’t like the aesthetics of it. I wonder if this is a possible issue? Our Favicon right now that we have been trying to get them to display has a black backgr...
by ChinaGal
Thu Apr 23, 2020 7:34 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results
Replies: 50
Views: 4847

Re: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results

I am wondering if there is any possibility to send any kind of support ticket directly to Google to see if we can get an answer to what the problem might be so that we can fix it? That is unfortunate. I've never attempted to invoke support for any of the Google G Suite tools. Using the Help link in...
by ChinaGal
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results
Replies: 50
Views: 4847

Re: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results

Could be device related. Not sure. But I see favicons in Safari browser on iPhone. I also see them in DuckDuckGo browser on iPhone, but DuckDuckGo is a different search engine.
by ChinaGal
Wed Apr 22, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results
Replies: 50
Views: 4847

Re: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results

I think it depends how you search. Sometimes they only come up in Google search results on mobile devices, but also on desktop browsers too in some instances.
by ChinaGal
Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results
Replies: 50
Views: 4847

Re: Site Favicon Missing In Google Search Results

Well, it has been a month now and our favicon is still not showing in Google search results. After all the changes we made I was hoping something would change. It is a shame because I think we get a decent amount of traffic from Google search results and yet our site still doesn't show up in Google ...

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