[thesite] request for google blocking meta tag in archive post

Richard Bennett richard.bennett at skynet.be
Fri Feb 7 20:14:09 CST 2003

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<From: "William Anderson" <neuro at well.com
<did you try adding white space in the appropriate places to see what
<difference it makes to the results?  you seem to have quite a few spaceless
<names there which probably need spaces in them to get more appropriate
Hey that's great - that's solved the issue for multi-word company names.
Now to find a solution for the single-word names...

<cool - do you advocate going back into newspaper archives and excising bad
<news about people who are now good people?  If so, I'll hand you over to my
<colleague Winston who will probably be more on your wavelength ...
If that's what you see in this request, I didn't explain myself very well.
thelist is a resource provided to allow web-workers to help each other make
the web a better place.
A webmaster is helped by peer-review of his work, during development.
The client pays the webmaster, and everyone is happy, until the client sees
archives of the webmaster asking how on earth he can incorporate his
clueless customer's unworkable requests, showing up when visitors type his
company-name into google.
If all this had been known beforehand, the webmaster could have written
<nocache> in his posts, and all would have been fine.
No censure.
If this example still seems Orwellian to you, I'm sorry, it's the best I can

<The list is public.  The list archive is public.  Consider yourself warned.
I realise that now, so of course I won't be asking for anymore site-checks.
I just thought that as there was a simple solution to rectify my previous
errors, a quick, polite note to the evolt admins would suffice...

<> Please forward this to the appropriate list,
<No offence intended, but I'm not your PA - do it yourself.
I'm so sorry, if I'd have known that non admins could post to the admin
group, and that I was inconveniencing you with flippant requests, I'd have
held my tongue!

Thanks for your help so far though,
R icha rd.

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