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Re: Delete OLD pages.

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 10:42:18 -0400
Message-ID: <5177EF4A.30301@w3.org>
To: pdsouza@about.com
CC: Julee <julee@adobe.com>, Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me>, "public-webplatform@w3.org" <public-webplatform@w3.org>
Hi, Patrick, Julee-

On 4/23/13 9:30 PM, Patrick D'Souza wrote:
> Yes we can exclude that pattern in robots.txt. I'll send Doug an updated
> robots.txt and then look into Google and Bing Webmaster tools to filter
> out these urls.

It's not necessary to exclude that pattern, since we're just going to 
delete these few pages.

Currently, they are redirects.

I can see 2 options:

1) delete the pages now, and let the updated sitemap and webmaster tools 
/ search engines (Google, Bing) simply note that they are gone

2) remove them manually from the sitemap, and from the webmaster tools.

I would only do #2 if there is some compelling reason that it would 
significantly harm SEO or something else I haven't thought of.

If I don't hear back in a few hours, I'll just delete them.

Regards-
-Doug


> On 04/23/2013 09:29 PM, Julee wrote:
>> Hi, Patrick:
>>
>> It's a namespace thingie, so
>>
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/OLD:*
>>
>> As in:
>>
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/OLD:beginners
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/OLD:concepts
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/OLD:css
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/OLD:dom
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/OLD:html
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/OLD:javascript
>> http://docs.webplatform.org/OLD:svg
>>
>> That's all I've seen so far.
>>
>> Wait: can we exclude that URL pattern?
>>
>> J
>> ----------------------------
>> julee@adobe.com
>> @adobejulee
>>
>> From: Patrick D'Souza <pdsouza@about.com <mailto:pdsouza@about.com>>
>> Reply-To: "pdsouza@about.com <mailto:pdsouza@about.com>"
>> <pdsouza@about.com <mailto:pdsouza@about.com>>
>> Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:24 PM
>> To: julee <julee@adobe.com <mailto:julee@adobe.com>>
>> Cc: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me <mailto:jonathan@garbee.me>>,
>> "public-webplatform@w3.org <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>"
>> <public-webplatform@w3.org <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
>> Subject: Re: Delete OLD pages.
>>
>> Can you send me the list of OLD namespaced urls and I'll work on
>> getting them removed if they have been indexed by search engines.
>>
>> On 04/23/2013 07:32 PM, Julee wrote:
>>> +1. Looks like they are in the site maps we submitted. We should
>>> delete them or archive them if necessary. J
>>>
>>>
>>> ----------------------------
>>> julee@adobe.com
>>> @adobejulee
>>>
>>> From: Jonathan Garbee <jonathan@garbee.me <mailto:jonathan@garbee.me>>
>>> Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 4:30 PM
>>> To: "public-webplatform@w3.org <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>"
>>> <public-webplatform@w3.org <mailto:public-webplatform@w3.org>>
>>> Subject: Delete OLD pages.
>>>
>>> There are a few pages in the OLD namespace such as HTML, CSS, and JS.
>>> They seem to have made the top of the stats last month [1].
>>>
>>> We should first make sure that OLD pages aren't indexed by search
>>> engines.
>>>
>>> Second since the new top level pages for these have no issues
>>> shouldn't we remove these pages from this OLD namespace?
>>>
>>> -Garbee
>>>
>>> [1] http://docs.webplatform.org/wiki/Special:Statistics
>>
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>
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