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Too ironic, that google has released its insidious blog-indexer just when I was about to start posting more here.

Perhaps I should lock this space up and go friends-only.

Perhaps. That doesn't do anything to help my past posts, and locking them now won't work either - google's caching ensures that that particular horse has already left the barn.

And, really, I'd just rather not do that. Maybe I'll follow the example of my old pal Justin Hall, and dance naked through the 'net. Security by obscurity only lasts so long, of course I know that.

I will say this, though: in its apparently insatiable hunger for new content, google has become the borg of the 'net. You will be assimilated. Resistance is futile.


- M
6 smooches or Gimme Some Love!
sleepingzebras From: sleepingzebras Date: September 16th, 2005 09:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Brad said Google is 'fixing' that, so Google won't index journals with the "Minimize your journal's inclusion in search engine results" option checked on your Manage Info page, though the option also warns "If you check this option, search engines will be instructed not to include your journal entries in their search results. Not all search engines recognize this request; if you do not want a journal entry to show up in search results, then make sure it is posted private or friends-only."

Obviously Google indexed them already, but hopefully they'll stop displaying it soon.
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: September 16th, 2005 10:06 pm (UTC) (Link)


Thanks for the 411. It'll be interesting to see how this all shakes out.

I'm also a bit curious how you found my lj (particularlygiven the current context of our discussion). Not bugged, by any means, just curious (I am a very curious one, as I'm sure you already know if you read me regularly.) ; )
sleepingzebras From: sleepingzebras Date: September 16th, 2005 10:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hi

*waves hi*

TMI: I read LJ too much at work, and start reading posts by people write interesting comments in other journals I read when I run out of entries on my friends list. My boss thinks this is terrible, but still laughs and hasn't started yelling yet.

I think I found you through thomasroche's journal, and found his after reading a few of his stories in print. His stories were recommended by Pam Keesey, who I'm loosing track of after she moved to Seattle. yup, probably TMI :)
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sleepingzebras From: sleepingzebras Date: September 16th, 2005 10:33 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Hi

hi Peter!

How did you starting reading djmermaid?
From: catwoman69y2k Date: September 16th, 2005 11:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

On that note..

www.ljseek.com is another site that caches LJ entries specifically. Personally I wouldnt worry about trolls and other downfalls to public journals. You probably can handle them just fine.

jacqui From: jacqui Date: September 20th, 2005 04:58 am (UTC) (Link)
Hello My Darling, I just wanted to come by to "give you some love."

Do the older entries get cached as is so that even if you lock them down they'll come up? There is a code that lets you lock down all of your old entries as well as future ones. Someone explained/shared it with me when I panicked and started locking mine. Now I'm just letting it all hang out.

Your last sentence is so frighteningly true, yikes.

Big friendly hugs,
6 smooches or Gimme Some Love!