[theforum] Vesana network

David Kaufman david at gigawatt.com
Fri May 21 01:54:14 CDT 2004

by the way:

David Kaufman wrote:
> Elfur Logadóttir wrote:
>> Does anyone know a thing or two about Vesana Network?
> ...according to Marlene back in december,

which we'd all know what was in our list archive, except that:

WHY ON EARTH do we *intentionally*, explicitly defeat googling our own
list archives with this piece of brilliance:

User-agent: *
Disallow: /thechatarchive/
Disallow: /adminarchive/
Disallow: /theforumarchive/
Disallow: /email-addresses/
Disallow: /harvest/

when we don't even have a search engine of our own, with which to search
our own archives?

is it that we're insane?  or the tips that we harvest some trade secret
we're planning to patent some day?

everyone who's ever been frustrated by looking for, but not finding old
forum posts using any method evolt doesnt have like a search engine,
such as google, please reply to this message with a gratuitious,
"WTF?!?" and then someone please delete this damn robots.txt file.

this is the information age, fergodzake.  robot are our friends.

sorry for the rant, i just *knew* that i'd read that old Vesana post and
was confounded as to why google didnt remember it, when google knows
everything else on every part of evolt...

-dave (on quite a tear this night, when he should be sleeping)

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