Fixing www.gnucash.orgs/docs

Derek Atkins derek at
Tue Jul 12 21:22:31 EDT 2011

But was the link active, and if so to which URL?

On Tue, July 12, 2011 8:55 pm, David T. wrote:
> Christian--
> I just did a Google search on "gnucash tutorial". Unfortunately, the top
> hit for me is still the v1.8  guide. The svn version is listed second,
> while the 2.4 version in pdf is listed third--at least on my computer.
> Cheers,
> David
> ________________________________
> From: Christian Stimming <christian at>
> To: gnucash-devel at
> Cc: David T. <sunfish62 at>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 15, 2011 12:02 AM
> Subject: Re: Fixing www.gnucash.orgs/docs
> Am Mittwoch, 15. Juni 2011 schrieb David T.:
>> Would it be possible to fix so that the docs for version
>> 1.8 don't appear at the top of Google searches? Currently, most such
>> searches put at least one link for something in
>> in the first few results. This can be extremely misleading to new users,
>> who may not even notice the version number in the path.
>> Perhaps this portion of the document tree could be zipped up and made
>> downloadable for that one person out there who still needs documentation
>> for 1.8, rather than have some seriously-outdated documentation
>> presented
>> to the average user who uses Google to find help for their brand new
>> installation of 2.4.6.
> Thanks for pointing this out. As a very first step, I've added the
> 1.6/1.8/2.0
> paths in robots.txt so that they shouldn't be indexed by search engines
> anymore. (There is still the 2.2 *and* 2.4 path allowed.)
> Can you follow up on this issue in a few weeks from now, when the search
> engines should have picked up this change? If the 1.8 docs still show up
> more
> prominently, we should indeed do something about this (such as moving them
> to
> another directory "obsolete..."), but maybe we don't need to zip them up.
> Regards,
> Christian
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