The Techno-Bleg Thread

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Jadagul » 14 Sep 2018, 20:19

I'm not an expert here, but I did like half an hour of reading into SEO over the summer. That doesn't make me an expert on SEO, but I think it places me well to understand what half-formed ideas your coworker is reacting to.

The SEO sites worry a lot about setting things up so that the Google crawler doesn't get distracted into following a bunch of trivial sites. But the paradigmatic case was something where you have some sort of dynamic generation thing going on and there are hundreds of addresses that point to the same actual page. Then Google sees that as a bunch of shitty low-traffic pages, gives up after crawling through two or three actual pages of material, and doesn't index your site well or rank it highly.

But that's an issue for newly generated content that has large multipliers for dynamic generation; and you handle that by setting flags that tell Google what the canonical version of your page is. (I think this corresponds to "infinite spaces" and "duplicate content" in the FAQ you linked).

It sounds like your coworker might be getting wires crossed with that sort of thing, though.

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Painboy » 24 Sep 2018, 20:19

I frequent a sports forum that may have some sock puppet nonsense going on. Is it possible to see a poster's IP or other identifier to see if someone is using two or more accounts?

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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Highway » 24 Sep 2018, 21:33

Painboy wrote:
24 Sep 2018, 20:19
I frequent a sports forum that may have some sock puppet nonsense going on. Is it possible to see a poster's IP or other identifier to see if someone is using two or more accounts?
It is possible, but the forum software needs to be able to do it, and have it enabled. If it's a concern for the whole board, then telling the forum owner or manager might encourage them to turn it on.
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Post by Ellie » 24 Sep 2018, 21:36

If it's a phpbb forum like we have here, the admin definitely can. I don't know about other types of boards.
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Painboy » 25 Sep 2018, 01:29

I'll speak to the admin then. Thanks!

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Post by Mo » 25 Sep 2018, 10:44

Snitches get stitches
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Warren » 03 Oct 2018, 14:07

I like Firefox web browser. Been using it for years and I'm comfortable with it. Know where most of the settings are etc.
Some time ago, not sure exactly when, reddit and pinterest stopped loading for it. reddit simply loads "Sorry, we have failed you. Try refreshing!" in plain text and pinterest loads the page but then puts a "Something went wrong" popup that neither the x nor the "OK" button will close.

I've tried running firefox in safe mode. No change. Any ideas?
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Mo » 03 Oct 2018, 18:46

Too aggressive on content blocking?
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Highway » 03 Oct 2018, 19:56

Did you clear the cache files for Firefox? Are you running a bunch of plugins that might be interfering? There doesn't seem to be anything intrinsic to firefox, since I can load both sites on it on my computer.
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Post by Warren » 03 Oct 2018, 19:58

I cleared my cookies and that seems to have fixed it.
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Post by Kolohe » 03 Oct 2018, 20:22

Tossing your cookies? You're now qualified for the Supreme Court!
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Re: The Techno-Bleg Thread

Post by Warren » 03 Oct 2018, 21:38

Kolohe wrote:
03 Oct 2018, 20:22
Tossing your cookies? You're now qualified for the Supreme Court!
So I've got that going for me.

Which is nice.
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