Re: [BackupPC-users] Re: OT: Archives nearly useless? (Google doing evil?)
Steve Lamb wrote:
I don't see what legitimate purpose it might serve, and I wonder if the
posters' wishes or search engine users' interests, or even public
interests, enter into consideration? I suppose not.
The public has no interest.
But google shareholders do? I hope that's not what you mean.
The public just happen to be the authors of all the messages on
such lists. I don't know why you think they have no interest
in their own archives.
As for a legitimate reason having constant hits
from search engines could be a problem. Certainly was for my site.
Different issue. I am describing what google seems to be doing with
all lists archives and list archive availability, not how or whether
it complies with robots.txt files.