Google and

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Sep 7 01:05:52 BST 2006

On Mon, Aug 28, 2006 at 11:59:30AM -0700, Adam Lydick wrote:
> Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > On Mon, Aug 21, 2006 at 08:55:04PM -0300, Alexandre Strube wrote:
> >> Could a forward to the actual bug in malone be put there instead of the
> >> current login dialog? What do you think?
> > Bugzilla provided links to Malone for several months.  Now, we would prefer
> > for it not to be indexed by search engines anymore and to take it down
> > permanently.
> Have you considered leaving a 301 around forever? I have quite a few old 
> Bugzilla URLs in the wiki for all my laptop testing notes that are 
> broken now. (Not to mention all the blog and forum posts that say 
> something like "oh, look at the workaround at <bugzilla url>").
> It doesn't seem like it would be too difficult to just leave around a 
> dummy .php page (or Apache modrewrite directive) to translate the old URLs.
> If you don't want it indexed by search engines -- you could exclude it 
> with robots.txt, but still leave it intact for end-users.

That's perfectly fine with me; I'm CCing James of the sysadmin team to
inquire whether it's practical.

 - mdz

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