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

Richard Bennett richard.bennett at skynet.be
Fri Feb 7 21:03:00 CST 2003

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<From: "Erik Mattheis" <gozz at gozz.com>
<- thelist archive + google = very helpful for developers in and outside
<the evolt community.
adding a no-cache tag would still allow searching from within evolt.
Adding spaces between the letters of URLs (only in the archives, and only in
the title) might be a better solution...

<- regarding posts critical of clients that name that client .... well
<that's just stoopid.
It's the URL in the requests title that gets picked-up. As the <title>
carries a lot of weight for Google, this easily lists high up in the
I guess putting the site on a dev-server not connected with the developer,
and replacing the content with dummy-content is the way to go then...
<that's just stoopid.
I'm the first to admit to making silly mistakes like that sometimes, as do a
lot of list-participants.
It would be great if mistakes like this could be rectified, without
affecting the archive's integrity, instead of following a site around for

<- one has the option of asking for site critiques to only be sent
<directly to the poster.
Doesn't exactly stimulate the community, or discussions, and wouldn't
generally be appreciated I think.
Besides, you still need to post the URL, and posters would need to be aware
that this was the preferred way to conduct site-checks.

thanks for replying with some valuable points though.

R ichar d.

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