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    I have received indexing error warnings from Google Search Console about pages with "/special/reports/" in their URL, see the attached snapshot for details.

    Example URL:

    I guess those pages are likely flagged reports rather than actual posts in a forum. Shouldnt these special pages already be excluded from the indexing?

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    Google, Guests and even Registered Users shouldn't even see this administrative channel under any circumstances. Make sure the channels are set to their default permissions. You can do this by going to Channel Management -> Channel Permissions and clicking the "Reset" link next to the Special channel and all of its children. I recommend not altering these permissions manually.

    Only channels viewable by guests are added to the xml sitemap files.
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    Wayne Luke
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