Re: [Wikimedia-l] Google returning outdated text snippet

2016-08-18 Thread Pax Ahimsa Gethen
As I feared, the problem has returned. When searching Google for "gender" this morning, the text snippet showed the vandalized revision from May 26, which was revdeleted on August 12. Google's cache of the page is from August 13, so that's up to date. I am seriously wondering now if someone

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Google returning outdated text snippet

2016-08-13 Thread Pax Ahimsa Gethen
Update: The Google search results and cached page for Gender are now correct. I'll be keeping an eye on this search, as this problem was previously resolved and then reoccurred (as I mentioned at the start of this thread). - Pax On 8/13/16 7:39 AM, Pax Ahimsa Gethen wrote: Any news from

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Google returning outdated text snippet

2016-08-08 Thread Dan Garry
Hello! Wes has reached out to Google so that we can talk to them about the general issue of out-of-date search results and snippets. In the mean time, Risker is correct. Google crawls our sites at its own pace, so we don't control anything directly. Reaching out to them is the easiest and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Google returning outdated text snippet

2016-08-07 Thread Pax Ahimsa Gethen
I did already contact Google about this issue, but I will try again. As I mentioned though, their cache of the Gender page is up to date (August 1); it's just the text snippet preview (from May 26) that is wrong. And this problem was previously corrected (after I first contacted Google) before

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Google returning outdated text snippet

2016-08-07 Thread Risker
Actually, the best way to get this addressed is to email Google. Best to use the search result that you have concerns about, then go to the bottom of the page, click "Send Feedback" and complete the form. This is not, at its root, a Wikipedia problem. Google has bots scanning our articles on a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Google returning outdated text snippet

2016-08-07 Thread Pine W
Hi Pax, I believe that WMF Discovery is the team that is best suited to address matters like this, so I am forwarding your email to the Discovery mailing list. Pine On Aug 7, 2016 16:46, "Pax Ahimsa Gethen" wrote: > In a recent thread about improving search, I

[Wikimedia-l] Google returning outdated text snippet

2016-08-07 Thread Pax Ahimsa Gethen
In a recent thread about improving search, I posted a comment about a possible hazard of relying on Google to search Wikipedia.[1] I explained that Google had been displaying a text snippet from an outdated, disruptive revision of the Gender page.[2] Well, that error has now resurfaced, and at