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Google accessing private forums pages #249331
05/30/12 10:52 AM
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I have discovered through Google searches that google has accessed pages within limited access forums on my site.

It lists the information as a "print page" or "print view".

The page was only on a forum with a half dozen persons having access and clearly shouldn't be able to be accessed by google searches.

Should this be happening?

Is it a problem which is solved by newer upgrades? ie later since v6.5.5

Thanks.

Re: Google accessing private forums pages [Re: NitroX] #249338
05/30/12 04:20 PM
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6,5 is so old I could not tell you.
But there could be a leak.


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Re: Google accessing private forums pages [Re: NitroX] #249347
05/30/12 05:38 PM
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You could try using a robots.txt rule to block access to pages that you don't want listed in search engines... But as Ruben said, it's pretty old and I don't even have a working copy of it installed anymore to be able to really look it up


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Re: Google accessing private forums pages [Re: NitroX] #249370
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Re: Google accessing private forums pages [Re: NitroX] #249373
05/31/12 09:29 PM
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that's not the issue, i know how to use the robots.txt, the issue is i dont have access to an anciently old ubb install...


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