[Theforum] quick change

Lachlan Cannon luminosity at members.evolt.org
Thu May 9 05:18:18 CDT 2002

Martin said:
> On Wednesday, May 8, 2002, at 08:38  pm, Martin wrote:
>>> BTW, I'm wondering why thechat is allowed to be spidered by Google?
>> If someone can point out where I as list admin can
>> turn that off, and then get thechat membership to agree to
>> it, I'd be happy to change that.
> ...although as
> 1) addresses are somewhat spam armoured
> 2) pretty much all those addresses are identically spiderable from
>     thelist
> 3) There are the same usefulness arguments as for any list
>    archive
> I'm not sure there's as strong a case. But if the membership want it,
> I'm entirely happy.

Martin, I'm not sure what goes on in the chat is quite appropriate for
public archiving. for instance I'm sure Joe wouldn't like the current thread
to be publicly archived and spidered by search engines.


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