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how do i stop google from searching the board pages

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Hi,
I am using phpbb in my site but the board pages are visible to google. What file do i need to edit to enter a meta data so that google does not crawl the board pages? I have a header page, main page which loads the board and a footer page. My meta data tags are in the header page. Where and what do i need to include in the board pages to stop google from crawling the board?
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Give the googlebot user a Never permission for Can see forum in user forum permissions for all forums.
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Is it ONLY Google you want to block, or ALL search bots?
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is googlebot part of the administration panel? which tab do i find this in?

all bots also but google will do for now. Please tell me how to block all bots as well.
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i went to the permission tab in the administration panel and clicked on user's permission but there was not user called googlebot. What do i need to exactly do?
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Please don't answer your own posts. If you have more informaiton to add, edit your previous post.
Otherwise you are violating the 6-hour bump rule.

It's easier to do all search bots at once rather than just Googlebot alone.

Go to your ACP, then the "Permissions" tab.
Under "Forum based permissions" click on "Groups' forum permissions".
Select the "Bots" usergroup from the dropdown, and click on "Submit".
Tick the "All forums" checkbox, then click on the upper "Submit" button
Change the dropdown for each forum to "No Access", then click on "Apply all permissions" at the foot of the page.
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If it's all the Bots then simply upload a robots.txt file to stop them....
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