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#31
SMF 2.0.x Support / Re: Suddenly lots of server pr...
Last post by sudoku - Yesterday at 11:16:46 AM
Before you burn any bridges here, you should always ask your questions and WAIT for an appropriate response. Because of your knee-jerk reaction, the volunteers here may not respond to you any further (at their discretion of course).
You have burnt a bridge prematurely, imo.

Yes, they are volunteers here, with real life things to do... so patience is a must.  :)
#32
SMF 2.0.x Support / Re: Suddenly lots of server pr...
Last post by L2Scarlet - Yesterday at 10:28:50 AM
ok, it's my bad... I said that this SMF forum is malefic because it is very vulnerable to bots and weird attacks.

Attached printscreen from AW Stats!
https://i.imgur.com/Pb9A004.png


(That's  happened when Cloudflare is Paused and ******ty hosting company) it requires manually IP bans :(
#33
SMF 2.1.x Support / Re: Cron.php
Last post by shawnb61 - Yesterday at 10:13:54 AM
The FB bot is a problem.  Ignores robots.txt, ignores sitemaps, crawls hyper aggressively.  Continuously and inefficiently.

I now block it.

More here:
https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?topic=589057.0
https://www.simplemachines.org/community/index.php?msg=4175762

Plus they are lying about the purpose of the crawler.  They still claim it is only for thumbnails...
#34
SMF 2.1.x Support / Re: Cron.php
Last post by gkawa - Yesterday at 09:59:43 AM
It looks like it's working. It doesn't explain why Google is trying to invoke cron.php with made-up timestamps.

Now I found out that Meta/Facebook is doing the same with the calendar!

Quote173.252.107.5   
/forum/index.php?action=calendar;viewweek;year=2026;month=2;day=15 6/16/24, 9:18 AM
173.252.83.11 /forum/index.php?action=calendar;viewmonth;year=2023;month=4;day=8 6/16/24, 9:17 AM
173.252.83.23 /forum/index.php?action=calendar;sa=ical;eventid=37;abcba8edd48=9864f96c9e8fd575b69015c4aafb5d9b 6/16/24, 9:17 AM
173.252.83.17 /forum/index.php?action=calendar;viewlist;year=2025;month=7;day=2 6/16/24, 9:17 AM
173.252.83.22 /forum/index.php?action=calendar;sa=ical;eventid=128;ed0f091f9=f1ebac138a9cb073d4c4d74a6d1677a2
6/16/24, 9:17 AM
173.252.70.4 /forum/index.php?action=calendar;viewmonth;year=2024;month=1;day=5 6/16/24, 9:17 AM
173.252.87.14 /forum/index.php?action=calendar;sa=ical;eventid=98;c54726f41f=931be3f1f36ee86efed7fda11b1889cc 6/16/24, 9:17 AM
173.252.83.5 /forum/index.php?action=calendar;viewlist;year=2025;month=10;day=5 6/16/24, 9:16 AM

Is this some kind of AI thing? I hope so... it would be a lot easier to lead the resistance against them!  ;D
#35
SMF 2.1.x Support / Re: Change Specific Forum Link...
Last post by Kindred - Yesterday at 09:53:57 AM
Yes. When you set up the board, set the board type to be redirect
#36
SMF 2.0.x Support / Re: Suddenly lots of server pr...
Last post by shawnb61 - Yesterday at 09:13:59 AM
Almost certainly bots.  It's gotten much worse lately with everyone feeding their content-hungry LLMs/AI. 

Several recent threads on this here due to the increasing volume.

(Plus all that weird automated hacking/vulnerability probing is in very high gear again... Must be an election year... ::) )

Today, SMF - like every other platform - leaves bot management to the site admins.

But not all admins know how to do that. 

I wonder if we need to find a better way to share bot management source & examples.  I'm thinking sitemaps (to help good bots rapidly find updates), robots.txt (to help good bots avoid links that shouldn't be indexed), and .htaccess directives (to slice bad bots in the jugular).
#37
SMF 2.1.x Support / Change Specific Forum Link to ...
Last post by clubkadettspain - Yesterday at 09:13:47 AM
Hi, i dont know where to put this post so if its not the correct site please tell me to move or move it directly.
All main forums have specific urls to their correspondent board like:

h t t p s: //xxxx.xxx/index.php?board=1.0 [nofollow]

Can i modify the link of 1 specific forum to outside url?
So when you click on the forum main page to 1 specific forum you will go to specific url insted of the correspondent board.

Thanks.
#38
SMF 2.0.x Support / Re: Suddenly lots of server pr...
Last post by Kindred - Yesterday at 09:06:41 AM
You posted at 5:49am (my time)

I had responded by 7:47am... andvi would have responded with more help,  but you have already un-installed and called our software malware....(which it is not)

Your issues are due to bots. Not our software.
We do not have real-time support. We are all volunteers... so getting an answer within 2 hours, given the time that you posted seems entirely reasonable to me. Not our fault if you are so impatient.

If you want to Reload your forums, we can help you configure them correctly to stop the bots.
If not, have a nice life -- but don't claim that our software is bad or malicious just because you had issues and would rather quit than fix them.
#39
Mod Requests / Re: Hide Guest to see columns
Last post by clubkadettspain - Yesterday at 09:06:10 AM
Quote from: Kindred on June 15, 2024, 08:03:35 PM1- paid or free?

2- why??


Hi, sorry you can delete this post i finally decide to keep it by default. regards.
#40
Mod Requests / Re: [Paid] Member Created Boar...
Last post by Doug Heffernan - Yesterday at 09:00:31 AM
Quote from: Senkusha on Yesterday at 07:30:23 AMDoes $50 sound fair?

50$ is way too low for this kind of project imo.
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