[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4696: Hide profiles.wordpress.org from non-logged in users

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#4696: Hide profiles.wordpress.org from non-logged in users
 Reporter:  jdembowski  |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect      |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal      |   Milestone:
Component:  Profiles    |  Resolution:
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Comment (by jdembowski):

 Replying to [comment:2 SergeyBiryukov]:

 > So maybe only hide those who don't have any contribution activity?

 That would work too but I don't just want ''noindex'' on those pages, I
 want to make it clear to spammers that their profiles are not visible to
 non-logged in users.

 It is a business driver for people to get an account just to abuse
 profiles.wordpress.org. Let's take that away.

 The profiles.wordpress.org pages are not FB, Twitter, etc. They are a
 resource for other users to contact other users. They should not be
 anyone's shingle for work or anything else. People can and do use their
 own site for that. If a user has to log into wordpress.org to see that
 then mission accomplished. User A can contact User B.

 How about a compromise? If you are not banned and you have activity in the
 forums, trac, make, etc. then then your profile page is visible and only

 If you do not have any activity then it's just your display name. No bio,
 no links, nothing.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4696#comment:4>
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