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The […]/uploads/avatars/ directory?

  • Profile photo of hatherley
    Valdemar
    Participant

    @hatherley

    Hi,

    Webmaster tools reports 404’s for 10k+ pages coming from the uploads/avatar directory. Here are some examples:

    Screenshot

    These URLs aren’t in my sitemap, but Google claims they are being linked to from these two URLs:

    http://hasitleaked.com/wp-content/uploads/avatars/
    http://hasitleaked.com/wp-content/uploads/avatars/?NA

    … Really strange, because those two URLs also returns 404’s for me.

    Should I put a noindex on the /uploads/avatars directory? Is this an indication that there’s something wrong with my BP set-up?

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  • Profile photo of hatherley
    Valdemar
    Participant

    @hatherley

    Bump, sorry but something went wrong when posting this, says it was posted a year ago 😛

    Profile photo of Henry Wright
    Henry Wright
    Moderator

    @henrywright

    36824 (Ther first one in the list) – would that be a delete user ID by any chance?

    Profile photo of hatherley
    Valdemar
    Participant

    @hatherley

    Nope. Just doubled checked.

    Profile photo of Henry Wright
    Henry Wright
    Moderator

    @henrywright

    Right, so 36824 is a valid member ID?

    Inside the /36824/ folder you should have some files. These will be the avatars that particular user has uploaded. Now I’m not sure about this but in the past I don’t think BP deleted old avatars when a member changed their avatar.

    Are you using BP 1.9? This should be resolved going forward:
    https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5044

    It might take a manual clean-up to remove the old avatars left over from pre BP 1.9 change-avatar user actions.

    Should I put a noindex on the /uploads/avatars directory?

    That wouldn’t do any harm.

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