aristotle - 2:09 pm on Nov 24, 2012 (gmt 0)
Well this thread's original question was whether to remove a block from the robots.txt file and allow Google to crawl the page and see its content for the first time. That's different from the question of adding a noindex tag to a page that Google has already seen, which was brought up later. In any case, I believe that the content of any one page, including both its text and links, can affect the rankings of other pages on the same site. And I also believe that this might be true even if a page has a noindex tag. That's what I've consistently said throughout this thread, (although some appear to have mis-interpreted it,) and I haven't seen anything to cause me to change my opinion.