JS_Harris - 11:45 am on Aug 21, 2009 (gmt 0) So why should they not pass google juice?
vordmeister, I don't think the intent was to single out vbulletin, while working on vbulletin it makes sense to refer to it specifically. All forum software not written by Brett is indeed flawed to varying degrees.
- some likely should but they also need to be monitored for volume, relevancy etc. They do affect the dynamics and link structure of your site by just being there.
- Google can get to the new posts faster than a human can if a ping occurs, one rotten link can do damage.
- such a forum is the honey that will eventually be found by spammers crafty enough to bypass your efforts.
So why should they not pass google juice?