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Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, March 28, 2007
17 years ago2,218 views

http://youtube.com/robots.txt

Why

User-agent: *
Disallow: /t/terms
Disallow: /t/privacy

?!

http://www.google.com/search?q=youtube+terms

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I'll throw in a totally speculative possibility: YouTube doesn't want people to easily compare changes made to the ToS via search engine caches :)

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

That's what I think too, but isn't this evil?

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

17 years ago #

I've dropped press[put at-character here]youtube.com an email just now, maybe they are kind enough to explain!

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