Annonymous users on private forum?


(RebsJ) #1

Hi everyone,

I have a standard docker installation for a private login only forum.

I was a lttle worried to the see annonymous statistic thusly. Is it possible to point me towards somewhere I can learn more about this? Should I even have annonymous users on the forum if it requires a log-in to view?? Many thanks…


(Jay Pfaffman) #2

They can still view the login page.


(Jeff Atwood) #3

Those numbers do seem a bit high for the login page though, which is odd.

No risk to security, just wondering about the accounting of pageviews.


(Joseph Coates) #4

Perhaps all users are being recorded as annonymous at the logon page as they have yet to log on.


(RebsJ) #5

The strange thing is that my site is unlisted on google etc. Could it be bots trawling around?


(Joseph Coates) #6

I doubt it. Wonder what would happen if someone put a link to a page in your site. Perhaps the page directing to your login page is recording hits.