---- WMT Crawl Errors: The Next Generation of Reports
lucy24 - 6:28 pm on Mar 13, 2012 (gmt 0)
Every page that I have ever made and removed, going back 7 years. They have dug up EVERYTHING, as if everything I ever did should still be on the web.
That one doesn't seem to have changed conceptually. Yes, OK, you learned of the page's existence in 2007 when you found it on a sitemap. But if it disappeared from the sitemap in 2008, and nothing anywhere links to it, isn't that sort of a subtle hint that the page no longer exists and the failure to find it shouldn't be considered an error?
The unrelated "remove url" page has two modes: active removal requests (default), and every request you've ever made. That would be useful for errors.