I have an idea to use a (cc-by-sa) data dump from another site, where I will experiment with new ideas. This would still be a site with almost 99% of the data similar.
I can see two "rules" that search engines may apply
- Don't duplicate content
- Dont send different data to the bot and the ordinary visitors
Links to the original site will be present as required by the data dump.
If only the titles and other new data is shown to the bot it would solve the first rule but would that violate the second? Or should I simply put these pages in a robots.txt banned area? Would this be going to far.
I don't care about ranking, only not to be banned. It should be found if people were specifically looking for alternate voting schemes, from new content that I generate.