Another possibility: Outsourcing

Perhaps we could enlist the aid of Google in this full-text indexing. Currently, reads:
User-agent: *
Disallow: /

The administration used to allow Google to spider the site (until E2 started lagging like a bitch). If we were to allow some robots and detect appearance of bot names in the HTTP request's User-Agent field and serve a special theme (similar to printable version except with soft links and a sleep()) that displayed no nodelets or ads, we could let some spiders roam the site without incurring excessive load.

<aside>Would it ease the load on the user dbtable if we deleted fled noders with no writeups?</aside>

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