Add option to make search "members only"

  1. 5 years ago

    I'd like to make search usable by members only. This encourages people to join but also stops extra queries on the database from spam bots, people, etc.

  2. 4 years ago
    Edited 4 years ago by Thirtysixway

    @skizzy I'd like to make search usable by members only. This encourages people to join but also stops extra queries on the database from spam bots, people, etc.

    If you want to make your forum usable by members only, you can set this in your config file

    $config["esoTalk.visibleToGuests"] = false;

    edit: You can also set this via your Forum Settings page in the Forum privacy section

    Are you running into bots hammering your search? You can restrict the number of searches per minute that can be performed per user

    $config["esoTalk.search.searchesPerMinute"] = 10;

    Perhaps a feature could be added if these two options don't suit what you're looking for. But remember that search is what powers the default view and browsing different channels. If you're going to disable search, you may as well just restrict the entire forum with the first config key I mentioned above.

 

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