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
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
On 8/13/16 7:39 AM, Pax Ahimsa Gethen wrote:
Any news from
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issue of out-of-date search results and snippets.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
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)
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
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
On Aug 7, 2016 16:46, "Pax Ahimsa Gethen"
> In a recent thread about improving search, I
In a recent thread about improving search, I posted a comment about a
possible hazard of relying on Google to search Wikipedia. I explained
that Google had been displaying a text snippet from an outdated,
disruptive revision of the Gender page. Well, that error has now
resurfaced, and at