Minimalistic Bot Style

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Minimalistic Bot Style

Post by DarsVaeda » Wed May 17, 2006 9:34 am

Will it come included with phpBB installation?
I mean something with just text or so, no tables and additional if possible.
Would be a great help for clueless guys like me :D
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Re: Minimalistic Bot Style

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Re: Minimalistic Bot Style

Post by DarsVaeda » Wed May 17, 2006 10:32 am

oh...yeah baby!
how do you...?

edit: this is the print view? but you can't select it for bots...at least i think so
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Post by ElbertF » Wed May 17, 2006 10:48 am

Yes, it's the print view ;)

I don't think Olympus will ship with a seperate style for bots, but I'm sure someone will make one since it's possible to assign a specific style to bots. All user details, times etc. could be left out, so only relevant data is indexed.

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Re: Minimalistic Bot Style

Post by jeris » Wed May 17, 2006 7:15 pm

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Post by sky.strife » Sat May 20, 2006 2:38 am

DarsVaeda wrote: Will it come included with phpBB installation?
I mean something with just text or so, no tables and additional if possible.
Would be a great help for clueless guys like me :D
That would be considered cloaking, no? You are delivering a separate page to the bot, which could be interpreted as coaking, but it could also be thought of as legit because it's the same post content.

I would want to avoid the risk alltogether.
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Re: Minimalistic Bot Style

Post by DarsVaeda » Sat May 20, 2006 9:59 am

This is what the devs thought of!
You may also specify a style and language that the bot will view the board using. This may allow you to reduce bandwidth use by setting a simple style for bots.
I just want to use it, but i'm not able to create such a minimalistic style. So i'm asking if it will be included.
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Re: Minimalistic Bot Style

Post by LEW21 » Sat May 20, 2006 10:10 am

I think that developers will not include this style, but it will be very easy to create. Probably it will be released in a week or two after release of phpBB3 beta.
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Re: Minimalistic Bot Style

Post by BenP » Sun May 21, 2006 7:13 pm

sky.strife wrote: That would be considered cloaking, no?
I don't think so because vB and IPB both have their Archive and lo-fi modes respectively and if you google for something and it throws results from a vB or IPB board 9 times out of 10 you are presented with the bot style ;)

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Re: Minimalistic Bot Style

Post by LEW21 » Sun May 21, 2006 7:26 pm

In vB and IPB there is "&lofi=1" or something like this in the URL. In phpBB3 there isn't anything like this or like "&style=x" and bot will not add this to URLs.
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