---- URL Parameter function within Google Webmaster Tools
lucy24 - 8:06 am on Aug 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
The URLs do need to exist on your site in order to remove them from indexing
Are you sure? My impression was that if you're removing an area, you can have it removed from cache and index right away, rather than wait for google to discover that it's gone.
Maybe more accurate to say, the URLs need to have existed at some time in the past. That is, they can't be removed from the index if they weren't in it in the first place.
:: detour to check ::
gwt didn't object to a removal request for a wholly imaginary directory. Still listed as "pending"; I'll see if the computer explodes when it discovers the directory was never in their index in the first place.