Just a reminder that everything posted in this forum makes its way to Google. Since I do not use a pseudonym and may use the play title or a rewrite of the same play at a later time, I've made it a habit to remove my own plays after a week or so, since they are only exercises, early drafts or headed for the delete button, or the morgue to be used as parts for other plays. If you attach your own name or the names of others you might want to keep this in mind.
If, however, you do want to pop up when Googled then post accordingly.
I don't know why everything goes to Google. It could be a design flaw or by design. You can remove your post by using the edit button. There will be a blank space where your message was with only a message at the bottom saying the text has been edited--as it is on the bottom of this post, since I am editing this as I type.
On further research, everything goes to Google--websites, Yahoo! and MSN forums, etc. It's the nature of Google and not the forum.
During an interview a while back I made a cavalier remark concerning a living playwright and his work; one that I regret and cannot recant. Every time I Google my name to see if anyone has pirated any of my work, that quote comes back to haunt me and I wince.
For the heck of it I Googled "in media res" and on the third page was a link to your profile on this forum-which could be the profile of a million souls. Since Paddy, Paul and I are probably the only individuals who use our real names, we three are the only ones affected by this.
So if you want to edit something in one of your posts, go the the edit button.
Don't think I've said anything too stupid publicly.
Just can't figure out why everything goes to Google. Going to have to ask my computer guru, who handles a lot of businesses' networking systems. If I find out, I'll let you know. I mean does it go to Mozilla, too?
There are things....computer things....maybe scary, I don't know....invisible things always scare me.
They are called crawlers...that's it. When I check the back pages of my website...I can see all different kinds of page crawlers that have basically taken a 'photo' of my pages. Every word on there, will come up in a google...but it often takes a few weeks, or a month.
There is something different about googling news...as it comes up immediately.
The thing to remember...if you go back to a page that is either no longer there, or the information you wanted has been changed, hit the back button and click on the 'cache' link. That will take you, often, to a page that's been deleted or the previous version of the page...provided it was too long.
I accidentally deleted one of my web pages, and rather than do it over, I hit cache on that page and got the old version and copied it.
Hope this makes sense. It's hard for me to make sense of something I can't touch.
The one thing though, there is a way to not have web crawlers take 'photos' of your website. I know that all the posts on Zoetrope are not google-able. Heh.
That's what a search engine does. It searches. It prioritizes things with links. By posting links to other sites you "flag" the spiders (the things that filter thru data and calculate a web site's appeal and appropriateness for a search.)
The only way to make it non searchable is to make site not viewable to non-members. Even then, the data might be "Searchable" but not viewable to someone outside the membership.
Rule of thumb: never post anything on the web (even on a secure site), or in an e-mail, that you wouldn't want other people to read. The info is just too easy to leak-out.