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From "Anil Gangolli (JIRA)" <nore...@atlassian.com>
Subject [Roller-JIRA] Reopened: (ROL-1145) Roller calendar is spider trap
Date Thu, 19 Apr 2007 14:38:55 GMT

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Anil Gangolli reopened ROL-1145:
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I had committed this in the trunk for post-3.1 but the fix was rolled back due to concerns
by Dave which are somewhere in the roller-dev archive (not recorded on the bug!).  I have
to look those up now.

There were also some questions about whether we would have accurate enough weblog creation
dates (due to bugs in early versions of Roller, for sites that had upgraded.)  to use the
approach I suggested.  

I'm not sure what the status of this is.  I am reopening because (a) it is still in 3.1 and
(b) I don't think the fix was retained in the trunk.


> Roller calendar is spider trap
> ------------------------------
>
>                 Key: ROL-1145
>                 URL: http://opensource.atlassian.com/projects/roller/browse/ROL-1145
>             Project: Roller
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Macros
>    Affects Versions: 2.1
>            Reporter: Anil Gangolli
>            Assignee: Anil Gangolli
>            Priority: Minor
>             Fix For: 3.2
>
>
> Filed based on the following e-mail message.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Trygve Lie" <trygvelie@hotmail.com>
> To: <roller-dev@incubator.apache.org>
> Sent: Monday, May 22, 2006 3:55 AM
> Subject: Spider trap in Roller's calendar
> > Hi
> > 
> > The calendar in Roller can cause a small problem for search engine spiders 
> > since it's possible to page backwards in dates by the calendar. It's 
> > actually possible to page pack to the year zero...
> > Ex: http://rollerweblogger.org/page/roller/000104
> > 
> > A spider hitting such a "trap" will just continue to page backwards until it 
> > "gets tired".
> > 
> > There are two dangerous problems with this:
> > - This can cause unnecessary stress on the server running Roller (ex; Yahoos 
> > spider make big slurps and do actually not consider if the server can handle 
> > it or not).
> > - At some point the spider will "get tired" because such paging will 
> > generate a lot of similar pages (when there are no content all pages will be 
> > similar) and the spider will then mark the site as "possible spam" due to 
> > all the similar pages.
> > 
> > I would like to suggest that there might be added a small check which makes 
> > the backward paging in the calendar only go back to when the first post was 
> > made in the blog. This would cause the calendar to page back to the month 
> > when the first post was added to the blog. To be able to page beyond that 
> > month does not have any actual interest.
> > 
> > Kind regards
> > Trygve Lie
> > 
> > _________________________________________________________________
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> >

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