The answer to your question is 'yes'.Athlon101 wrote: I have a quick question about blocking posts in robot.txt file. If I block posts in robot.txt does that mean that google does not pick up users signatures therefore they dont get back link by posting and adding their signature with link to their site?
No, because the original question was asking about blocking posts. So if you want to block posts, obviously you'd block viewtopic.php and then the answer is "yes".Brf wrote:As I already said, the answer is "No".
Blocking posting.php has nothing whatsoever to do with viewing a post and its signature.
and he answered:Brf wrote:You mean you want to block viewtopic.php?
Therefore, he is asking if blocking posting.php via the robots.txt will block spiders from seeing links in signature. The asnswer is "No". Robots do not use posting.php to see posts.Athlon101 wrote:The file blocked in robot text is posting.php