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Does the community want meta.* to be listed on Google et. al?

Surly it would be confusing to noobs - they would find this site that kind of talks about programming, but not really.

Maybe you should log in even to see the questions?

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not an answer, but why 'nofollow', and not a regular robots.txt ? –  Steve Schnepp Jun 30 '09 at 12:10
    
Stop trying to turn it into a real SO question ;) –  rjstelling Jun 30 '09 at 12:52
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I would not want this. I like being able to Google meta, and some discussion (maybe always-friday-in-iceland) are google-worthy on their own. The advanced search page even has a google search box for crying out loud.

Google Button with Freehand Circle

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If you search google for something program related my guess is that it would only turn up results for SO. I don't see how a google search from a normal question would turn a user up here especially since nothing really programing related is even discussed.

If somehow they end up here, it would be my guess that it is what they were looking for.

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There could be a link to SO itself. But is it very likely that Google would rank Meta-SO posts higher that SO posts, if someone googles for an answer?

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