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Re: Delete OLD pages.

From: Doug Schepers <schepers@w3.org>
Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 14:11:17 -0400
Message-ID: <51782045.2070900@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, folks-

I've deleted these pages:
* 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

Thanks for bringing them to our attention, Garbee!

Regards-
-Doug


On 4/24/13 11:00 AM, Patrick D'Souza wrote:
> Hi Doug,
>
> We don't need to exclude them in robots.txt if they are going to be
> deleted. Feel free to go ahead and delete them.
>
> - Patrick
>
> On 04/24/2013 10:42 AM, Doug Schepers wrote:
>> 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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>>>> 6th Floor New York, NY, 10036 AIM: padsouza
>>>
>>> --
>>> Patrick D'Souza Developer, Metrics About.com | Do more 1500 Broadway,
>>> 6th Floor New York, NY, 10036 AIM: padsouza
>>
>>
>
Received on Wednesday, 24 April 2013 18:11:42 UTC

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