On 08/05/07, Erik Moeller <erik(a)wikimedia.org> wrote:
I oppose this. We should not have articles invisible
engines. Either the page gets deleted, or it stays. None of this
I concur, for a change. ;) Wikipedia is supposed to be an information
resource, and search engines are the main means of finding such
resources on the web. While I strongly sympathise with any victims of
libel, and join the call to tighten up on it, I feel it's important to
continue supporting indexing of all articles.
I would suggest a better idea would be to find some means of asking
Google to update caches and indexes for a particular page "right now"
for these cases.