January 26, 2011 in Feedback
Googlebot doesn't index signatures for some reason now. This should be fixed so Googlebot can actually see signatures. This is not theme specific. Even on this forum signatures don;t show to Googlebot's user-agent. This is cloaking!
This isn't cloaking, as when the setting is disabled, guests also cannot see signatures. However, you can enable the ability for them to see signatures with the "Guests can view signatures?" setting.
But guests can see signatures.
Try this. Visit this page as a guest. You see our signatures, right? Now visit it with Googlebot's user-agent. The signatures are gone.
Even when you set Googlebot to be treated as a member it can't see the signatures.
Than you've setup the Search Engine/Bot Permissions wrong
It seems you were indeed correct, this is a bug and has been fixed for IP.Board 3.2. To fix it on your own board now, open /admin/sources/base/ipsRegistry.php and around line 3,546 you'll find:
self::$data_store['view_img'] = ipsRegistry::$settings['guests_img'];
Add below that:
self::$data_store['view_sigs'] = ipsRegistry::$settings['guests_sig'];
self::$data_store['view_avs'] = ipsRegistry::$settings['guests_ava'];
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