[Noisebridge-discuss] Gmane: permit or deny? (Re: Noisebridge-discuss subscription notification)

Andy Isaacson 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,
apparently.

> 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
https://www.noisebridge.net/wiki/MemoryHole

-andy


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