[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4994: Stale themes should be noindex'd

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#4994: Stale themes should be noindex'd
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp   |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect           |      Status:  new
 Priority:  low              |   Milestone:
Component:  Theme Directory  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  seo              |

Comment (by dd32):

 `noindex` doesn't remove it from the search, but yes, the themes search
 includes age as one of it's requirements (bypassing that for a exact

 The only thing that this will affect is ranking in search engines,
 something I'm willing to ditch given we don't promote such themes.

 Questions on if 2 years is the right flag to use here is valid, but since
 we're already using that magic number elsewhere for themes we should
 probably figure that out separately.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4994#comment:4>
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