[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #10550: nofollow attribute added to comment_reply_link function

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Tue Mar 1 13:28:52 UTC 2011

#10550: nofollow attribute added to comment_reply_link function
 Reporter:  seo-dave      |       Owner:
     Type:  defect (bug)  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal        |   Milestone:  3.1
Component:  Comments      |     Version:
 Severity:  minor         |  Resolution:  fixed
 Keywords:  needs-patch   |
Changes (by joliss):

 * cc: joliss42@… (added)


 Since the patch was applied, Googlebot and friends have started crawling
 pages that end like "/?replytocom=72" on my blog.

 I see the reasoning for removing nofollow, but I'm not convinced that
 having lots of duplicate pages is so great, either.  (For example I'm
 worried it might reduce the crawling frequency for my posts, because now
 they get drowned out by the replytocom pages.)

 So I'd like to politely suggest that there might be some better
 alternative (the POST form that filosofo suggested, perhaps?).

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10550#comment:12>
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