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> Interesting update to MediaWiki software, Robots.txt accessible to admins now
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post Sat 13th September 2008, 1:15am
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Hi all.

This could be useful and interesting. The Robots.txt file - associated with Google spidering, etc - is now available to edit by administrators. Link to enwiki file here.

This means that admins should have a whole lot more control over what goes in there and what doesn't, without having to hassle a dev to go in to change it. Should be fun ... smile.gif
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post Sat 13th September 2008, 1:47am
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QUOTE(Alison @ Sat 13th September 2008, 2:15am) *

Hi all.

This could be useful and interesting. The Robots.txt file - associated with Google spidering, etc - is now available to edit by administrators. Link to enwiki file here.

This means that admins should have a whole lot more control over what goes in there and what doesn't, without having to hassle a dev to go in to change it. Should be fun ... smile.gif

Nothing can redeem Wikipedia, it's incorrigible. ohmy.gif

BTW, the sooner Matt Lewis goes the better. Don't take the troller too seriously IMHO. wacko.gif

Wikipeire was a far superior editor, and was falsely accused of sock-puppetry, and he got indeffed, and now look what's created. A complete load of s***e. Sigh!!! Typically Wikipedian! sad.gif
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post Sat 13th September 2008, 2:03am
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QUOTE(Gold heart @ Fri 12th September 2008, 6:47pm) *

QUOTE(Alison @ Sat 13th September 2008, 2:15am) *

Hi all.

This could be useful and interesting. The Robots.txt file - associated with Google spidering, etc - is now available to edit by administrators. Link to enwiki file here.

This means that admins should have a whole lot more control over what goes in there and what doesn't, without having to hassle a dev to go in to change it. Should be fun ... smile.gif

Nothing can redeem Wikipedia, it's incorrigible. ohmy.gif

BTW, the sooner Matt Lewis goes the better. Don't take the troller too seriously IMHO. wacko.gif

Wikipeire was a far superior editor, and was falsely accused of sock-puppetry, and he got indeffed, and now look what's created. A complete load of s***e. Sigh!!! Typically Wikipedian! sad.gif

Typically you actually, GH. Are you trolling those guys again with IPs and stuff?? Coz if you are, you're just driving people away. Like ya do dry.gif
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post Sat 13th September 2008, 2:07am
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Thank God. Now lets exclude:

User:*
User talk:*
Wikipedia:*
Wikipedia talk:*
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post Sat 13th September 2008, 2:17am
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QUOTE(Alison @ Sat 13th September 2008, 3:03am) *

Typically you actually, GH. Are you trolling those guys again with IPs and stuff?? Coz if you are, you're just driving people away. Like ya do dry.gif

LOL, Miss "A.S. Lion". Haven't been there for two months, can't blame all the woes of WP on me, or is it Poet. Who'd want to stay there? Seriously, a load of bunkum! Snooze! blink.gif
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post Sat 13th September 2008, 8:24am
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QUOTE(Rootology @ Sat 13th September 2008, 3:07am) *

Thank God. Now lets exclude:

User:*
User talk:*
Wikipedia:*
Wikipedia talk:*
Talk:*

But why not mainspace too - then implement checked revisions so only sane and stable articles are searchable?

However, you suggest a move in the right direction.
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post Sat 13th September 2008, 2:45pm
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QUOTE(Alison @ Fri 12th September 2008, 6:15pm) *

Hi all.

This could be useful and interesting. The Robots.txt file - associated with Google spidering, etc - is now available to edit by administrators. Link to enwiki file here.

This means that admins should have a whole lot more control over what goes in there and what doesn't, without having to hassle a dev to go in to change it. Should be fun ... smile.gif


Kool, progress. Although I'm sure the malcontents will disagree and descend on this thread posthaste, furiously waving their hands and proselytizing about the evils of Wikipedia and how it is unsalvageable.

Hey Awbrey, you're needed, bring the koolaid tongue.gif

QUOTE(Rootology @ Fri 12th September 2008, 7:07pm) *

Thank God. Now lets exclude:

User:*
User talk:*
Wikipedia:*
Wikipedia talk:*
Talk:*


User talk is excluded. see WP:AN

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post Sat 13th September 2008, 2:59pm
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QUOTE(Alison @ Sat 13th September 2008, 1:15am) *

Hi all.

This could be useful and interesting. The Robots.txt file - associated with Google spidering, etc - is now available to edit by administrators. Link to enwiki file here.

This means that admins should have a whole lot more control over what goes in there and what doesn't, without having to hassle a dev to go in to change it. Should be fun ... smile.gif


I predict that this will be a huge step backwards (I'd rather not elaborate), but I guess we'll wait and see.
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post Fri 3rd April 2009, 5:42pm
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Just to note, as far as I'm aware, this is a live hack specific to Wikimedia wikis, not a feature in core MediaWiki. (That is, don't try this at home and expect it to work.)
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