TO ALL SEARCH-ENGINES, ENGINEERS, AND THEIR ADMINISTRATORS:
I have noticed many entries in my Anti-Hack Logs, that should never appear there (coming from any legitimate searchbot) in the first place.
Here is a short list of examples:
1 ) /?p=204,
2 ) /?author=2,
3 ) /?mode2&menu&page=7 (Which has been “deprecated” for several years!),
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My website, www.templeoftheancientdragons.org, uses the current version of WordPress to render its pages. It also uses what is called “Search-Engine-Friendly” (SEF) Links! Being that the “old-style” standard of links (IE: By query-string addressing, as exampled in above list) is NO LONGER USED to access any of the website’s pages — Due to hazards of SQL-Injection Attacks, “Poisoned Cookies”, and similar intrusive means to attempt to compromise website security. So PLEASE, update the coding standards of your various searchbots to reflect this!
To my understanding,
SEF-Links was strongly recommended to help improve Search-Engine Friendliness, and improve SEO-Rankings. So WHY are there still searchbots which try to access webpages by the old Query-String method? ? ? — ANY attempted access to any of these pages, by Query-String (GET) method, gets blocked and logged into my Hacking-Detection Logs. Your searchbots are helping to pollute my logs with needless “false positives”, by tripping my Anti-Hacking Protection System using the old access methods.
It was YOU, the Search-Engine companies, who campaigned to make SEF-Links a global, internet-wide standard! ! ! So PLEASE use them instead of the old, outdated GET-method means!
– Thank you, and truly yours,
– “The Admin” of: Temple of The Ancient Dragons (dot) org.
PS: Also, please respect that when “I” say that a resource or page is “404 Not Found” -or- “410 Gone”, PLEASE take that as genuine, and have your searchbots cease searching for the NOW-DEFUNCT page or resource!