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  • [Forum] Disable memberlist.php

    Hi,

    I would like to know if there is a way to disable the page(s) memberlist.php, because it provides "useless" content to index and takes too much space in my sitemap.

    Also if there is a way to remove "showgroups.php" from forum home as it engenders database errors and shows sensitive errors.

    Thank you very much
    Last edited by alano; Sun 18th Nov '18, 10:00am.

  • #2
    Edit : i've finally replaced both files' code with this :


    PHP Code:
    <?php
    header
    ('Location: forum.php');
    ?>
    I hope it won't create other problems in the forum.

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    • #3
      That isn't a solution.

      Firstly, you show content based on what members need to see, not what you think will impress search engines. Whatever you think you're achieving with that, it won't make any difference. What you should be doing potentially is denying access to the member list to guests, which is a built in permission.

      Secondly, showgroups does not generate errors, so if yours is doing so, we need to know exactly what those errors are so we can advise.
      By "sensitive" errors, you are probably seeing a full database error, which is only displayed to logged in administrators and as such is entirely deliberate. We need to know what that error is.

      This is a classic case of "please wait for the support response before wading in and changing things you don't fully understand". Apologies for being so blunt but it's important.
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      • #4
        Well both features aren't really relevant in my forum, so as long as this modification doesn't engender errors it's absolutely fine for me.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by alano View Post
          Well both features aren't really relevant in my forum, so as long as this modification doesn't engender errors it's absolutely fine for me.
          I cannot guarantee that it won't. Editing the files as you have described is not a proper solution to the issues you mention. You could cause unpredictable behaviour or, in extremity, database damage.
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