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From Rory O'Farrell <ofarr...@iol.ie>
Subject Re: Wiki robots.txt
Date Mon, 22 Oct 2012 09:33:06 GMT
On Mon, 22 Oct 2012 11:29:18 +0200
Herbert Duerr <hdu@apache.org> wrote:

> On 21.10.2012 15:13, imacat wrote:
> >      I found the following rule in the robots.txt of our wiki:
> >
> > User-Agent: *
> > Disallow: /
> >
> >      Does any know if there is any special reason why it is set so?  Does
> > any have any reason to keep it?  I'm thinking of removing this rule.
> 
> +1, blocking all search robots makes no sense.
> Google etc. are also much more successful in finding relevant results to 
> non-trivial searches. The wiki-builtin search had many problems [1], 
> many of which are fixed in the meantime though.
> 
> [1] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Search_issues
> 
> Herbert
> 

+1

-- 
Rory O'Farrell <ofarrwrk@iol.ie>

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