Forum: Slow access issues

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Forum: Slow access issues

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Over the last few days you may have noticed that accessing the forum was painfully slow. It took a while to track down the cause, but it turned out to be a couple of marketing search spider bots, Ahrefs and Semrush, which were both hammering the forum with thousands of page reads. I've now completely blocked all the known IP addresses and user agents of these bots and this appears to have solved the problem. 8)
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Re: Forum: Slow access issues

Unread post by Darren Rose »

Great work, I had indeed noticed yesterday it was painfully slow to load some of the new posts
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