Implemented [SEO] noindex and nofollow for deleted & unreachable users and threads


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in my forum we delete a lot of threads and also we delete a lot of users (if they wish so).

So all the time, if a deleted thread or user (or even banned users) Google trys to index that page but isn't allowed to (Google Webmastertools are complaining about this stuff a lot!).

Also, if the privacy setting of a user profile is set so only registered members can see the profile, the same stuff happens.

Maybe there is a way to detect those links to deleted threads and members. Would be great since this is a problem everyone is dealing with (i guess).

Thanks! ;)

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Oh, ok, i didn't know that. I thought since there are a lot of 404 on my site due to deleted members it will have a bad effect on the Pagerank stuff. ;)

But thanks for your answer anyway, then i have nothing to worry about. :)