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Alan Pope alan at
Sun Aug 7 14:44:37 UTC 2011

On 7 August 2011 15:24, Colin Law <clanlaw at> wrote:
> I don't see the logic of this.  If the idea is to hide old posts then
> what is the point of hiding them only from people not logged in?


In theory Google will eventually forget those posts exist. In the
interim if Joe Newuser googles for "ubuntu broadcom foobar" or
whatever they wont get to the (wrong) post they found via google. In
the longer term those broken (wrong) posts wont show up on google.

However the posts are still there for reference in the database should
they be needed.

This is a relatively recent change that the forums guys are working on.


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