Last modified: 2011-03-13 18:06:27 UTC

Wikimedia Bugzilla is closed!

Wikimedia has migrated from Bugzilla to Phabricator. Bug reports should be created and updated in Wikimedia Phabricator instead. Please create an account in Phabricator and add your Bugzilla email address to it.
Wikimedia Bugzilla is read-only. If you try to edit or create any bug report in Bugzilla you will be shown an intentional error message.
In order to access the Phabricator task corresponding to a Bugzilla report, just remove "static-" from its URL.
You could still run searches in Bugzilla or access your list of votes but bug reports will obviously not be up-to-date in Bugzilla.
Bug 5778 - Suggest noinclude tag so pages aren't listed in search index
Suggest noinclude tag so pages aren't listed in search index
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Search (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal (vote)
: ---
Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2006-05-01 05:21 UTC by M. Creidieki Crouch
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
0 users

See Also:
Web browser: ---
Mobile Platform: ---
Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description M. Creidieki Crouch 2006-05-01 05:21:49 UTC
It would be very helpful to have a piece of wikimarkup that prevented a page
from being listed in search results.  This could cut down on duplicate search
results.  The tag could potentially be included in the unprintworthy-redirect
categories, such as {{R_from_alternate_capitalization}}; earlier today, I got
both [[Physical Fitness]] and [[Physical fitness]] in my search results.

To avoid abuse, we might want to limit this to being used for redirect pages,
and/or to create a new special page that lists all nonsearch page, and/or to
have a search option which reenables nosearch pages.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-01-15 10:06:54 UTC
Rather leery about allowing people to interfere with page indexing on the
editorial level, and I'm not too sure that excluding redirects from search
engine results is hugely beneficial, to be honest.

I see more scope for abuse than appropriate use.

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.