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RAILROAD.NET on Google

Post by philipmartin » Tue Dec 22, 2009 5:31 am

How come posts here may wind up on Google? For example, google Manunka Chunk Tunnels, and work you way to the item marked RAILROAD.NET.

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Re: RR.net on Google

Post by Taborite » Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:57 am

philipmartin wrote:How come posts here may wind up on Google? For example, google Manunka Chunk Tunnels, and work you way to the item marked RAILROAD.NET.
Because it's a public forum and it's on the internet...?

While it is possible to tell the google bot not to crawl a site at the server level, making parts of your site more difficult to find is seldom desirable.
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Re: RR.net on Google

Post by Uzi-Cat » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:09 am

If it is problem, don't post here anymore.
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Re: RR.net on Google

Post by philipmartin » Tue Dec 22, 2009 8:55 am

Because it's a public forum and it's on the internet...?
Thanks. I was wondering how Google got their information. I thought Google's standards for accuracy precluded the kind of stuff I put on here.

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Re: RR.net on Google

Post by umtrr-author » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:57 am

Well, as a data point, if you search "Turtle Brook Road Port Reading," your first match is the post I made here titled "Rounding the Curve at Port Reading"!

And Google had captured that post something less than 12 hours after I had made it.
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Re: RR.net on Google

Post by sixty-six » Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:47 am

And this is in the NJT forum why? Probably better asked in one of the main RR.net forums.

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Re: RR.net on Google

Post by philipmartin » Tue Dec 22, 2009 12:00 pm

I'm glad I saw that post about the Port Reading branch, because I worked Weston tower after Conrail took over, and put trains down that line. Nice pictures.
And this is in the NJT forum why? Probably better asked in one of the main RR.net forums.
Actually, I intended to put it on the Jersey forum; but it was 3:30am when I first posted it, and I was careless, and then figured I'd let it go. It seems to me the topic is applicable to any forum.
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Re: RR.net on Google

Post by sullivan1985 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:07 pm

Welcome to the internet.. OF THE FUTURE! Where search engines scan the internet for publicly available data!

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Re: RR.net on Google

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Post by PullmanCo » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:37 pm

philipmartin wrote:How come posts here may wind up on Google? For example, google Manunka Chunk Tunnels, and work you way to the item marked RAILROAD.NET.
You can look on Google again and find out how "robot" software works.

If the webmasters were to edit the site's "robots.txt" file with several "disallow" statements, then you wouldn't see RRNET so much on any search engine.

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Re: RR.net on Google

Post by philipmartin » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:39 pm

Actually, I don't mind being on Google. In fact I feel like a world wide celebrity. I'm just surprised.

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Post by PullmanCo » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:45 pm

In that case, like another poster said, welcome to the internet. That's how it works.

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Re: RR.net on Google

Post by Uzi-Cat » Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:54 pm

Thanks for coming in.
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Re: RR.net on Google

Post by cruiser939 » Tue Dec 22, 2009 10:00 pm

philipmartin wrote:I'm glad I saw that post about the Port Reading branch, because I worked Weston tower after Conrail took over, and put trains down that line.
Ok, I'm just going to come out and ask the question that everyone has to be thinking. Are there any railroad related jobs that you haven't held.
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Re: RR.net on Google

Post by philipmartin » Wed Dec 23, 2009 3:21 am

Are there any railroad related jobs that you haven't held.
I was lucky to work when there were comparatively more railroad jobs around. Most of the jobs I worked no longer exist.

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