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Duplicated Content

edited August 2006 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Hi,

First I wanna say thank you to Mark and all the great guys who write this much usefull extensions.
The greatest thing of Vanilla is that the Search Engines love Vanilla. They loved them more than any other Board I ever used.
But there are 2 or 3 Points who could better.
1. If the Discussion has 2 Sites or more: If you klick on the Discussion the link looks like that :
http://www.xy.de/board/discussion/19/loosechange-911/#Item_0
But if you klick on the 1, for first page it looks like that:
http://www.xy.de/board/discussion/19/1/loosechange-911/

My Problem is, that this is Duplicated Content. It Would be nice, if the Link to the first page would still be
http://www.xy.de/board/discussion/19/loosechange-911/#Item_0
because if the link from the "discussions" site would change to http://www.xy.de/board/discussion/19/1/loosechange-911/, if the discussion has two pages, the Search Engines would first index the first link and then the second.

2. The Site http://www.xy.de/board/discussions/ and http://www.xy.de/board/ are also Duplicated Content. Perhaps the "Discussions" Link could link on http://www.xy.de/board/

3. If you change the name of a Discussion and its already indexed in google, google indexed the new discussion also.
If the Discussion is first called: "123456" and then an admin changed it to "654321" ( just an Exampel ), because the new topic fits better to the discussion, then Google indexed it with 123456 and 654321, but the Content of the two sites is the same. The old links also works, because the TopicID doesn't change. Perhaps a extension could control and put the visitors over the old topic put forward to the new link.

I hope you understand what i mean, because my english isn't sooooo good.
It would be nice if the things could be included in Vanilla directly, because i think it isn't a dissadvantage for anybody who uses this board. Otherwise i would be very glad if someone could write an extension for this things.

I think Vanilla is in the Search Engine view the best board i ever seen, and thats not sooooo important, but it would be nice. ;)

Greets from Munich

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    MarkMark Vanilla Staff
    Interesting thoughts. I see what you mean. I can probably do most of those changes, but the one that will be tough is the 123456 to 654321 because those urls are built on the fly based on the current discussion name - it's not stored in it's own field in the database.
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    Makes me happy when i hear that my thoughts aren't strange. ;)

    The Topic "problem" is the littlest problem, i think. But the 2 others, especially point 1, would be nice.

    Thanks for the fast answer.
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    Ah. I found an further point.
    4. http://www.gernlindenbares.de/board/discussions/1/ is the same like http://www.gernlindenbares.de/board/discussions/

    Perhaps you could "repair" or change this too.
    Greetz
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