n00b1 - 7:39 am on Jun 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thanks Lucy. This is why I liked the 410 idea (it applies to everything I need it to). The problem is I don't know how to serve up a custom error page. I have created a 410.shtml through my server's 'custom error page' utility but all codes from htaccess go to the default and scary Litespeed one. I will see if I can do something manually and not use the utility.