Seriously: why do you always seem to want to have the last word?php_BB_Lover wrote: ↑Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:50 amnope, not the same!
let me explain: when google_bot comes to a [forum with password] for example with id 20, it indexes that page [f=20].
but can not enter inside it to see its topics, because its password protected.
therefore, it indexes the forum. but can't index its topics!
i know until here.
my question is the technical part of this scenario.
Your opening question was nothing more than : can bots index passworded forums' contents? (and contents = topics and posts)
Now you're turning this into a so-called technical question.
For the technical aspect : read the code
For the practical aspect : test it