Google considers this site a high-reputation domain. like all forums, this site automatically
nofollow s all outgoing links to discourage spam.
However, this makes it hard for people writing educational resources for swift, especially server-side swift, to get their contributions in front of the rest of the community, as they do not appear in search results. Almost all incoming links come from GitHub or these forums, which are worthless.
For the more obscure parts of swift, like server-side swift, the situation is so bad that even official SwiftNIO guides are effectively non-indexed. i’m sure anyone who’s written a decent amount of SwiftNIO code has learned to use the
site: prefix if they want to find symbols in the API docs. Again, this is because server-side swift users tend to congregate on these forums, or on GitHub, so Google considers us irrelevant.
From the standpoint of swift educators, the only viable publishing models are
Right now, option 1 is impossible because of the
nofollow situation. So most serious authors use option 2 (either directly, or through a 3rd party like raywenderlich), which is bad for the language, and bad for the community. Can we allow accredited users to post