renee - 11:13 pm on May 17, 2005 (gmt 0) if you have php, do the following: <? good luck
it sounds that anybody (mediapartner bot included) that has not accessed your page gets redirected to your homepage.
// proceed as though the visitor (bot) is already logged in
// proceed as you're doing today
global $HTTP_USER_AGENT, $REMOTE_ADDR;
if(stristr($HTTP_USER_AGENT),"mediapartners-google") return true;
// you may want to allow other robots like googlebot, yahoo, msn so your forum pages get indexed.
in the robot check you may also want to check the remote address in addition to the user-agent. this will prevent spoofers from getting in
if you have php, do the following: