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I notice that sometimes googlebot try to fetch urls with lists of followers in topics, files and articles, for example :

http(x)://siteurl.com/notifications/?do=followers&follow_app=forums&follow_area=topic&follow_id=*
http(x)://siteurl.com/notifications/?do=followers&follow_app=downloads&follow_area=file&follow_id=*
http(x)://siteurl.com/notifications/?do=followers&follow_app=cms&follow_area=records1&follow_id=*

It would be great to add there an noindex tag on those url's and limit those only to registered members and hide them from guests ? I can't see a reason why those informations should be public visible ? Maybe solution is to throw noindex tag as search/tags urls :

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and http 403 with this :

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15 minutes ago, Qubabos said:

limit those only to registered members and hide them from guests ?

Pretty sure that is the default behavior. Do you have an example where it doesn’t work this way? It might just be a theme problem for example. 

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@opentypenope, this is not a theme issue. @Adriano Faria - exactly those :) Followers can bee seen by guests not only on topics but article categories, database records :

https://invisioncommunity.com/notifications/?do=followers&follow_app=downloads&follow_area=file&follow_id=8829

and files : 

https://invisioncommunity.com/notifications/?do=followers&follow_app=downloads&follow_area=file&follow_id=8829

I dont see a good reason why this should be public visible. 

22 minutes ago, opentype said:

Pretty sure that is the default behavior.

It should be or admins should have a tool to limit those.

Edited by Qubabos

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11 minutes ago, Adriano Faria said:

I see. I think it’s tied to the profile permissions. If guests can see profiles, they also can also access them from the following list. I have that turned off on most of my sites and the links are suppressed in this case. Makes sense to me. 

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sadly IPS support team doesnt see an issue here :

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Hello,

As mentioned, you would need to post that within our feedback forum if you wish to see changes in this area. Our support area is for issues with the software in its current form, rather than suggestions

anyway - @Adriano Faria i see opportunity here for a nice plugin :) challenge accepted? mos def will pay for this :) 

Edited by Qubabos

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7 minutes ago, Qubabos said:

It's tied to notification list ( urls points to this)

Where is that set?

I cannot access notifications as guests on any of my sites, nor are there links to followers on topics. So there must be a permission setting to solve this somewhere …

 

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IPS\core\modules\front\system\notifications::followers(). The problem is that IPS uses the _checkLoggedIn method in all others methods except followers().

14 minutes ago, Qubabos said:

sadly IPS support team doesnt see an issue here :

anyway - @Adriano Faria i see opportunity here for a nice plugin :) challenge accepted? mos def will pay for this :) 

Accepted:

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@Qubabos, drop a PM if you want to make adonation. :)

 

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12 minutes ago, opentype said:

So there must be a permission setting to solve this somewhere …

there is no such :) 

11 minutes ago, Adriano Faria said:

drop a PM if you want to make adonation.

 thanks, will do but suddenly support staff woke up and said that :

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Thank you for providing your feedback. Your suggestion will be evaluated and assessed for a future release.

:D 

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20 hours ago, Qubabos said:

there is no such :) 

Ah, sorry. I finally see the misunderstanding. You were talking about the links to the list, I was talking of what happens on that list – which is that the profile entries are linked or not linked depending on the profile permission settings. I see your point now – though I am not very bothered by it, since usernames are shown anyway all over an IPS community, like in the topics itself. 

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