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There are going to be thousands of "username" folders and I want them indexed. However I don't want any of the "foo" folders indexed. Which is the best way to block those folders
We'll be using meta tags as well just want to keep the robots file in order.
Note also that regular expression are not supported in either the User-agent or Disallow lines. The '*' in the User-agent field is a special value meaning "any robot". Specifically, you cannot have lines like "Disallow: /tmp/*" or "Disallow: *.gif".
in other words, they so don't want to support wildcarding that they mistakenly refer to it as a regular expression, which they also don't want to support.
note also that grammar are not important to robots...
And of course, if there are links to the pages in the subfolders, the meta robots will ensure that those pages don't wind up as a URL only listing in the SERPs.