Topic: [solved] Duplicate content problem & SOLUTION
I used to love the simplicity and style of the old PunBB and now I love it even more Thanks for the new version.. I would like to contribute a little bit to the success of PunBB.
We all know that search engines dislike duplicate content. And we all know that PunBB produces a lot of duplicate content.. Just take a look at viewtopic.php?id=1. The topic view contains permalinks to each post - like viewtopic.php?pid=1#p1, viewtopic.php?pid=2#p2, ... On a full page, this means 26x the same content - not really healthy for the Pagerank.
My idea to solve it: No, please don't remove the permalinks, they're extremely handy. My solution is based on the tools, search engines provide us with. Simply add a rel="nofollow" to every post-permalink and a <meta name="robots" content="noindex" /> to each viewtopic.php?pid=X header. Now search engines won't scan the post-permalinked-pages and will only detect the content once => better rank
These are maybe 15 minutes of work, but definitely a boost of googliking
I'd be very happy if a hard-working dev would implement my idea.
//edit: Damn sorry, The idea striked me as I crawled through the wrong board :-/
//edit2: Thanks to Neal for implementing it