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            Bug ID: 58758
           Summary: Prevent mirrors of Wikipedia from including NOINDEXED
           Product: Wikimedia
           Version: wmf-deployment
          Hardware: All
                OS: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: Unprioritized
         Component: Site requests
    Classification: Unclassified
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This may be actually impossible, but I'm filing a bug to discuss strategies for
preventing mirrors of Wikipedia from including pages we NOINDEX. A good example
of this is user pages or user talk pages, and the new Draft namespace on
English Wikipedia.

Technically speaking these pages are free content just like anything else on
Wikipedia (with the exception of fair use images, etc.). However, there are
good reasons for us to not want content to be indexed by search engines and
found by readers. 

Numerous times, I've had Wikipedians bring up the valid point that mirrors
erode our ability to control search indexing, because they mirror content we
NOINDEX, but do not replicate the contents of our robots.txt. 

There may practically be no way to prevent this. Even if that's the case, we
should record why that is and WONTFIX this, as a point of reference.

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