Webmasterks wrote: ↑
Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:03 am
I do have a couple of private forums and the members of those forums need special group permission to enter. But if a bot can get in, would that be a security issue? Because even when a bot gets in those forums, can they index them and would snippets of text end up in search machines?
Whatever a bot can see, it can index. So if a bot can see the subforum (on the index page, even if it cannot enter that specific subforum), then that subforum title (with latest poster and postdate) could end up in a search engine)
Just set the bots to cannot see/read for those specific forums (create a role for those situations).