Security Board Rules

Discussion in 'Security' started by mneylon, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. paul

    paul Ninja

    If you edit it, I'd be interested in getting the code if you want someone to test it.
     
  2. CiaranR

    CiaranR Weeno Ltd + Skimlinks.com

    Got this done easy enough in the end, just took a bit of thought as to the best way to do it.

    So, I moved all the topics to a new sub forum, Security Updates, and the simply added this to the SQL that generates the latest posts. (64 being the id of the Security Updates sub forum)
    Code:
    WHERE .... AND `forumid` != 64;
    As an additional step I restricted this sub forum to registered users, this has the effect of removing it from the RSS feed and prevents google from crawling it and seeing it as duplicate content.

    Another benefit of this strategy over just stopping posts from the ArticleBot user appearing, as first mentioned, is that if any new security feeds are added to this sub forum they will also be treated like this too automatically.
     
  3. Forbairt

    Forbairt Portfolio Building

    nicely done ... leaves the main security forum nice and tidy as well :)


    though the security feeds won't get indexed by search engines now either .. unless its possible for the "google bot" to see registered users forums ?
     
  4. CiaranR

    CiaranR Weeno Ltd + Skimlinks.com

    I would have seen this as a feature rather than a bug, as this would all be dup content.
     
  5. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    That's intentional.

    The feeds are pulled from other sites, so they are NOT original content for the spiders
     
  6. Forbairt

    Forbairt Portfolio Building

    thought it might be something like that just thought I'd ask anyways :)
     
  7. paul

    paul Ninja

    i can still see them in my view ? :confused:
    View attachment 94
    I thought it would be better to just have them go to one thread.
     
  8. CiaranR

    CiaranR Weeno Ltd + Skimlinks.com

    What is that a view of? don't recognise it.
     
  9. paul

    paul Ninja

    When I look at new posts. They show up there.

    The screenshot is small, after the board resized it. Sorry I didn't realise.
     
  10. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Use the new posts at the bottom of the main page
     
  11. CiaranR

    CiaranR Weeno Ltd + Skimlinks.com

    Ah that view is powered by vBulletins search feature and not the Latest posts plugin or the the RSS feed.

    I could take a look see what I could do if lots of people use that view and Michele doesn't mind again.

    edit: or just do that

     
  12. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    The problem with the search thing is that it's a core VB function. If you hack it to ignore a forum or forums now it will break with the next upgrade ....
     
  13. CiaranR

    CiaranR Weeno Ltd + Skimlinks.com

    Best leave it as then I guess.
     
  14. paul

    paul Ninja

  15. CiaranR

    CiaranR Weeno Ltd + Skimlinks.com

    Ah handy feature that looks dead easy to implement. Well found Paul, that should cover all the bases now.
     
  16. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

  17. CiaranR

    CiaranR Weeno Ltd + Skimlinks.com

    done :)
     
  18. mneylon

    mneylon Administrator Staff Member

    Cool
     
  19. paul

    paul Ninja

    good stuff. I won't even complain about them appearing here...
     
  20. paul

    paul Ninja

    most of the security threads only have 1 view, so I guess people aren't reading them...
     

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