[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4352: Content of the forums disappeared

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Wed Apr 10 07:06:48 UTC 2019

#4352: Content of the forums disappeared
 Reporter:  mpcdigital            |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect                |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal                |   Milestone:
Component:  International Forums  |  Resolution:  worksforme
 Keywords:  has-screenshots       |

Comment (by dd32):

 Replying to [comment:3 josearcos]:
 > but isn't it a bit counterproductive for indexing the old topics in the
 search engines.

 FWIW The reason it's blocked is down to technical limitations - accessing
 deep paginated results can often cause severe database load and timeouts,
 as it's highly unlikely to be cached and the queries simply take a long
 time to complete.

 It's not ideal, but Bots/crawlers have been blocked from deep paginated
 results for years, we've just recently updated the UI to reflect that for
 logged out users. It hasn't decreased the amount of threads that can be
 found for Search Engines, as they've always been limited.

 If the deep paginated pages increase in performance, we can get systems to
 relax the bot limitations, all of the SEO fixes that have been made have
 been helping towards that goal as crawlers will be better behaved and
 finding less URLs to attack.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4352#comment:4>
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