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Bug 24169 - Create an __NOINDEX__ equivalent to prevent indexing by internal search engine
Create an __NOINDEX__ equivalent to prevent indexing by internal search engine
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 22251
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2010-06-28 21:13 UTC by Stig Meireles Johansen
Modified: 2012-04-14 12:51 UTC (History)
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Description Stig Meireles Johansen 2010-06-28 21:13:38 UTC
Shouldn't Lucene-search also respect the __NOINDEX__ tag? If not, there should exist another magic word to stop certain pages from being indexed and searchable. Alternatively a "robots.txt" file (maybe a better solution to be able to restrict this exclusion-feature to admins only) in the MediaWiki-namespace should be consulted.
Comment 1 Stig Meireles Johansen 2010-12-04 12:36:23 UTC
Comment 2 Helder 2011-03-26 00:28:40 UTC
Comment 3 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2011-03-26 00:33:03 UTC
__NOINDEX__ is primarily to stop google et al. from finding it. If this was to be implemented, I would say it should have a different magic word (or at the very least a config option).

Changing component to search, because if this was to be implemented, it should prevent indexing on any of mediawiki's internal search backends, not just lucene. (not 100% sure compoenent change is right. please revert if not)
Comment 4 Robert Stojnic 2011-03-26 00:34:36 UTC
What is a rationale for a change like this? Why should we have content that cannot be found in any way except from direct link?
Comment 5 Stig Meireles Johansen 2011-03-26 07:33:07 UTC
Well, one use-case would be in situations like this:
where we have a large collection of pages with potential searchwords and we don't want to create a new ns...
Comment 6 Rd232 2012-03-17 10:48:30 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 22251 ***
Comment 7 Bachsau 2012-04-14 12:51:12 UTC
I wouldn't want a new magic word. May a config option, if __NOINDEX__ should also apply to internal search would do.

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