So I was reading how DaniWeb recovered from the Panda Attack. One of things that DaniWeb did was to 'noindex' the discussions with zero responses. Once a discussion gets a reply; then the noindex tag is removed. I want to know whether this is a good move and has anyone considered implementing this on their forums. Looking forward to your responses.
Maybe. A lot of our users aren't native English speakers and can't express themselves on the forums. That leads to creation of thin content on the site. I think it's a better strategy to let Google decide what to index and what to ignore.