Some forums diligently maintain a high signal-to-noise ratio to swiftly guide users to solutions. However, some forums also host discussions that may not directly lead to solutions.
It would be advantageous if these non-solution-oriented discussions were not indexed by web crawlers and subsequently included in search engine results.
A straightforward approach to achieve this would be to create a category for such topics that is not accessible to web crawlers. While I acknowledge the complexities involved, it’s worth noting that major web crawlers generally respect the directives outlined in robots.txt files and such. This could provide a viable means to selectively exclude certain discussions from search engine indexing.
This was polished with the use of ChatGPT from original content.
The title was generated by Discourse AI.