How long before

one turns off the redirects and rejects every request to an old url?

I just checked on my old newgods url and noticed there were still a bunch of requests getting there – many with spam referers – despite my .htaccess redirections for nearly everything. Mostly what I forgot to redirect were rss feeds.

Next question: how do I actively reject requests?

By Yashima

Writer of code and stories


  1. You can do an redirect with status “gone” (410) and omit the URL. I don’t really see a reason to do that, but you can.

  2. Don’t know wether I want to do that really. But the requests are mostly for feeds I never redirected correctly or deleted waaaay before or spam referrals …. I’ll probably leave everything as is.

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