Back in 2012, the English Wikipedia community passed an RFC to noindex any new pages that had not been reviewed by the community (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Requests_for_comment/NOINDEX). This was actually implemented within the PageTriage extension, but then disabled due to T39349. It looks like T39349 is now fixed, so we should re-enable this feature.
Checked in betalabs
- a newly created page (if a subject to be patrolled) has the following added
<meta name="robots" content="noindex,nofollow"/>
- with that meta tag, the page cannot be found via google search, but it's found with wikipedia search (internal)
- after the page was patrolled (reviewed via Special:NewPagesFeed), the meta tag gets removed.