The Robots Exclusion Protocol

my inner geek (
Thu, 27 Aug 1998 19:08:08 +0800


I noticed that the robots exclusion file is misnamed on

The file should be named "robots.txt" rather than "robot.txt".

I noticed that exists and that does not exist.

Please see:

My personal hope is that this archive be the exclusive archive, and that the archives at and be deleted.

Of course, I'm also a free speech advocate and do "own my words", so what comes back to haunt me is my own responsibility. However, in the interest of encouraging open discussion, it would be preferable if there was a mechanism to say "please don't index this message". My signature is an attempt to send this signal to robots, although I'm not sure that this will work.