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by mrgtb
Wed Jul 22, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Will Google consider it cloaking if I give bot access to a forum that doesn't have guest access?
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Will Google consider it cloaking if I give bot access to a forum that doesn't have guest access?

Yeah, if you use Google AdSense, then you don't have much option but to still allow that bot in to serve the ads. Adding IP's for bots. Yeah, I know you can do that but not a great idea doing it instead of adding the user agent. Pretty sure even adsense bots will hit you site using multiple differen...
by mrgtb
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: [3.3.x] Support Forum
Topic: Contact page occasional spam
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Contact page occasional spam

That extension is not listed as compatible with 3.3.x checking it then.

Maybe it works still with 3.3 version. Don't know? But it's not been updated as working with 3.3

Version 3.2.4 is latest version it's listed as compatible with.
by mrgtb
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: [3.3.x] Support Forum
Topic: Contact page occasional spam
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Contact page occasional spam

The Contact Admin extension allows you to include the captcha on the Contact Admin page in existing phpBB versions. That's what's being used at this site , for example. I've seen the argument raised several times "But if you require a captcha on the contact page, how will users contact you about pr...
by mrgtb
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:35 pm
Forum: [3.3.x] Support Forum
Topic: Contact page occasional spam
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Contact page occasional spam

Yes, that Login Required mod from Kasimi makes it so only logged-in members can use Contact Us.
by mrgtb
Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:13 pm
Forum: [3.3.x] Support Forum
Topic: Contact page occasional spam
Replies: 9
Views: 285

Re: Contact page occasional spam

Just disable it in Admin CP settings. Do you need Contact Us enabled? Not a good idea to enable it in phpBB because there is no anti-spam checking done with it. To be honest, they really should have added anti-spam checking with Contact Us in 3.3 version, or even added a setting to make it so only m...
by mrgtb
Wed Jul 22, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: Will Google consider it cloaking if I give bot access to a forum that doesn't have guest access?
Replies: 5
Views: 519

Re: Will Google consider it cloaking if I give bot access to a forum that doesn't have guest access?

One other thing to keep in mind, phpBB utilizes the user agent to identify bots and it can be spoofed. That's a good point. if you're going to block guests from seeing something, then you really should block bots also with them. As said, it's not hard for a user to spoof themselves as a google bot ...
by mrgtb
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: [3.3.x] Support Forum
Topic: invisible recaptcha ?
Replies: 7
Views: 577

Re: invisible recaptcha ?

Invisible ReCaptcha just makes it more convenient and less of a hassle for people to register, that's if they pass it and don't need answer any questions on images like the older version.
by mrgtb
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: [3.3.x] Styles Support & Discussion
Topic: Swaping GIF topic icons for SVGs
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Swaping GIF topic icons for SVGs

I want to replace my topic icons, which look very dated, with more modern and minimalist SVG files. What do I have to edit to change iconname.gif -> iconname.svg ? Edit. by topic icons I mean those lil ones that users can choose when writing a new thread: https://witch-house.com/forum/images/icons/...
by mrgtb
Mon Jul 20, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: [3.3.x] Styles Support & Discussion
Topic: Swaping GIF topic icons for SVGs
Replies: 7
Views: 602

Re: Swaping GIF topic icons for SVGs

I'm offering some PNG forum post icons as replacements if your interested, click my signature link to take a look at some listed.

You can also read the guide here how to change them - https://gtbforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=64&t=7189
by mrgtb
Wed Jul 08, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Coronavirus Topic
Replies: 917
Views: 109207

Re: The Coronavirus Topic

America is rising fast again with new cases all week.

Texas and California with 10,000 new infections today. Been that was all week. And some other states are starting to rise again
by mrgtb
Wed Jul 08, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: Automatically refresh last topics
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Automatically refresh last topics

I thought you meant this forum.
by mrgtb
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:39 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: Automatically refresh last topics
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Automatically refresh last topics

bennybernaer wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 7:39 pm
mchat is certainly not an option. It is only available for permanent active members
What? Far I know anyone can download MCHAT from here if you're logged-in
by mrgtb
Wed Jul 08, 2020 8:38 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: Automatically refresh last topics
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Automatically refresh last topics

RMcGirr83 wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:51 pm
mrgtb wrote:
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:37 pm
That will have the same affect
Even for topics that have replies in forums?
Yes. You can pull new replies "quoted", posts edited, new replies "not quoted", and new topic started in MCHAT

it covered all bases with new posts pulled in MCHAT
by mrgtb
Wed Jul 08, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Extension Requests
Topic: Automatically refresh last topics
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Automatically refresh last topics

Is there an extension that automatically refreshes the latest topics on the index page without refreshing the page in your browser? I seem to vaguely remember there was an extension for it but can't find it. I also thought that Ajax Base extension was the solution for this, but it does not refresh ...
by mrgtb
Wed May 27, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: phpBB Discussion
Topic: PhpBB vs Vbulletin vs xenforo
Replies: 101
Views: 17318

Re: PhpBB vs Vbulletin vs xenforo

Don't waste your time trying to alter the the SEO of phpBB, Google knows how to index stock phpBB sites just fine as they are. There is no need to do it, and you may cause more harm than good - and honestly google isn't indexing forums now like it used to do years ago. Google seem to have a problem ...

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