Big Guts Discussion Forum  

Go Back   Big Guts Discussion Forum > Big Guts Discussions > Suggestions


Suggestions Feel free to post suggestions to improve your visits here

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 30th September 2007, 04:39 PM
Iwanttobeachubbyboy Iwanttobeachubbyboy is offline
Graduating Big Gut
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 13
Iwanttobeachubbyboy is on a distinguished road
Google spider

I just found out that the Goolgle spider indexes this forum. That means that people can find me being a member here when they are searching on my nickname

Okay, [secret_replacement_name] is not my real name... but some people who know me for real DO know about this name... and well... I prefer them not to know about my specific interests regarding bellies Maybe more people can have this problem?

So... my question is: is it possible to exclude Google (and other search machines) to index the forum of this page? I found out that it's possible via a robots.txt file (see http://www.google.com/support/webmas...y?answer=40364 for more information).
Otherwise: is it somehow possible to change my nickname?

On beforehand a very, very big thank you!

Last edited by Guts; 19th October 2007 at 08:20 AM.
  #2  
Old 30th September 2007, 04:52 PM
FatMike
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Of course its possible, but you need to think about these things before joining the site... Theres no need for us to ban search engine spiders in my opinion, otherwise many of our members who found us through such curiosity would never be here.

If you do want your username changed, just PM our admin, Guts and in almost all circumstances he will be happy to change it for you.

Last edited by FatMike; 1st October 2007 at 02:25 AM.
  #3  
Old 30th September 2007, 06:49 PM
Icarus Icarus is offline
Awesome Big Gut
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 265
Icarus is on a distinguished road
Awfully good point, one of the reasons I keep meaning to change my username....
  #4  
Old 1st October 2007, 03:55 AM
Toddle's Avatar
Toddle Toddle is offline
Awesome Big Gut
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 389
Toddle is on a distinguished road
Same here. I just can't think of something new to use other than this.
__________________
Lingua Mortua Sola Lingua Bona Est

(\__/)
( o.O) This is Bunneh. Copy and paste Bunneh into
(" )_(" ) your signature to help him gain world domination.
Registered Linux User Number: 453194
Current stats: Ask Me
----------------------------------
  #5  
Old 1st October 2007, 09:07 AM
Guts's Avatar
Guts Guts is offline
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Melbourne, AU
Posts: 920
Guts is on a distinguished road
While I've already changed a couple of usernames, please note that google's history of past posts won't magically disappear.
__________________
Guts...

Weight Conversion
  #6  
Old 1st October 2007, 04:29 PM
Icarus Icarus is offline
Awesome Big Gut
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 265
Icarus is on a distinguished road
True, and while not eradicating it, it does make it a little harder to be tracked.
  #7  
Old 1st October 2007, 08:58 PM
Pwim Pwim is offline
Account Disabled
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 132
Pwim is on a distinguished road
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think that once Google's spider comes along again and sees the updated pages with a new username, it will replace the existing one in its cache, at least in so far as the general public can access. I don't think Google keeps its cached pages indefinitely.
  #8  
Old 2nd October 2007, 01:22 AM
Toddle's Avatar
Toddle Toddle is offline
Awesome Big Gut
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Florida
Posts: 389
Toddle is on a distinguished road
It might. I'm not sure. We should try to look into that somehow. But still, Guts is right. But it doesn't matter because like you said, it WOULD update the cache, and change the name on all old posts too. So, in a way, I guess it makes no sense to change your name while at th esame time it does.
__________________
Lingua Mortua Sola Lingua Bona Est

(\__/)
( o.O) This is Bunneh. Copy and paste Bunneh into
(" )_(" ) your signature to help him gain world domination.
Registered Linux User Number: 453194
Current stats: Ask Me
----------------------------------
  #9  
Old 3rd October 2007, 08:34 PM
Icarus Icarus is offline
Awesome Big Gut
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Posts: 265
Icarus is on a distinguished road
Right, i'm going to change mine, same theme, same greek-based-story-line, but new name none the less, and non-linked to my other one.

You'll see
  #10  
Old 3rd October 2007, 09:16 PM
Pwim Pwim is offline
Account Disabled
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 132
Pwim is on a distinguished road
This is gonna be so confusing...
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Slurp Spider? buy more product Off Topic 3 20th June 2007 07:26 PM
Google Moon Guts General Discussion 5 1st November 2005 11:47 PM


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:26 AM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.