[Noisebridge-discuss] Gmane: permit or deny? (Re: Noisebridge-discuss subscription notification)
adi at hexapodia.org
Mon Dec 16 21:38:25 UTC 2013
On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 01:17:55PM -0800, John Ellis wrote:
> Correct me if I'm mistaken, but NB archives are already indexed by Google?
I believe so, in general. Our robots.txt says not to index the board,
> Secondly, Is it "extremely rare" that any messages are removed from NB list
> server archive by admins?
AFAIK we've never deleted a file from the Noisebridge web servers. When
we have been asked to we've decided not to delete files. The one case
where a member had personal information published by another member by
accident, and the resulting google search results was actually causing
real harm, IIRC we censored a few words and used google's hostmaster
tools to trigger a quick re-index. (We originally tried to resolve the
issue by using a robots.txt telling Googlebot not to index the relevant
URL, but that turned out not to work reliably.)
I don't think the offended member was fully satisfied with the results,
but it seemed to have resolved the specific SEO issue.
Relevant: the "legal requests" link on the front page links to
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