[Mediawiki-l] Combating spam

Rob Church robchur at gmail.com
Tue May 1 08:07:13 UTC 2007


On 01/05/07, Michael Daly <mikedaly at magma.ca> wrote:
> What about the use of "noindex" to prevent the indexing of old versions
> of pages?  I read about this on (a somewhat out-of-date) chongqed.org

We do this, as far as I'm aware.

> Apparently, they can use the "recent changes" pages too.  I find that
> the search engines are frequently accessing recent changes, but I'm not
> sure how to stop that.

Special pages should all be emitting appropriate <meta> tags with
"noindex,nofollow" set, so search engines *oughtn't* to be indexing or
following links from these.


Rob Church



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