Just made some more changes to remove another 80,000 or so urls from our site. I've updated my sitemaps to not include these urls, but now I'm wondering if I should maybe leave them in a sitemap just to ensure Google crawls and removes them. Since I'm concerned these urls have triggered Panda, I want them out of the index as soon as possible.
Some of these urls have noindex,follow on them. Some of them have canonical tags. Either way, they are on the way out.
I was thinking maybe one separate sitemap with all the urls I want gone might not be a bad idea. Or do you think this would send some bad signals to Google.