Hello all, I wrote this mod sometime ago but have been to lazy to release it offically or anything. Most thanks should really be gone to phpBB2.2 and its dev team as this is a vain attempt to recreate whats coming. I'm sure most of you will notice the similarities This is basically a spruced up SID removal mod with more powerful bot detection and logging.
To clarify, this mod allows your site to be indexed by removing SIDs, however it does not by default optimise your site to be indexed. It does however log bot visits and allow you to create custom made styles for certain bots.
- - A brand spanking new admin page! - "Manage Bots"
- A schweet installation script if I do say so myself.
- Bots can index your forums as SIDs are removed.
- Bots time of last visit are recorded.
- Bots are detected by both user agent and user ip. This limits the possibility of users masquerading around as the googlebot having there SIDs removed.
- Users/bots that match some of the criteria but not all are pulled into a pending bots section where you can decide their fate next time they show up - do you want them to be classed as a bot?
- A list is retained of the past five times each bot has visited your site.
- Multiple language support. However as of yet no one has chosen to utilize this (write language packs).
- A record of how many times each bot has visted your forums.
- A record of how many pages each bot looked at last time they visted your site. With this, an estimated percentage of how much of your forums they looked at!
- Bots are counted as visitors and appear in "whos online" lists etc.
- The ability to show different bots different templates/styles of your site.
- - Adding your own details as a bot will consquently lock you out from the admin panel.
- Two bots can be given the same bot name.
- (not really a bug) common user agents pull too mant IP's into pending bots.
If find a bug feel free to PM me or post in this thread.
- - Change the site IP's are hyperlinked too.
- Add prevention for common user agents pulling too many questionable IP's into pending bots.
- Reoptimise sql queries. I think I can cut a few out and reorganise the way a few things are done.
If you have a new feature request feel free to PM me or post in this thread.
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