[OSM-talk] tracklog spam!

Tom Carden tom at tom-carden.co.uk
Tue Apr 11 08:56:28 BST 2006

On 4/10/06, Dan Karran <dan at karran.net> wrote:
> On 4/11/06, Robert Scott <lists at riscott.ukfsn.org> wrote:
> > It's not about us reading them, it's about giving their clients google juice
> > to improve their page rankings. So as long as the list is available to web
> > robots it'll be worth their while.
> Good point, so some rel=nofollow tags may be a good idea, or just a
> robots.txt excluding crawlers from certain (user editable) parts of
> the site - I think we should keep the wiki open to spiders though.

Yes, this would be sensible for anywhere that could potentially carry
external links.  Were the spam tags even in the form of external links
though?  I didn't see them, but from the description I didn't think
they were.


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