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

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Wed Aug 21 11:22:45 UTC 2019

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

Comment (by jdembowski):

 I'm doing this on my phone so I apologise for the gross mistakes I'm going
 to miss.

 Replying to [comment:8 jonoaldersonwp]:
 > Additionally, if the user in question is ''viewing'' their own profile
 page, we should provide messaging which explains that their profile won't
 be publicly visible until it's "active".


 '''*Look for coffee, finds none*''

 The profiles.WordPress.org pages are not anyone's shingle for services or
 a site. If ''anyone'' is using then for SERP then they're making a
 mistake. Those pages are for informational purposes for other forum or
 site users to find out about another forum or site user.

 The creation of those spam profiles is performed by scripts. The bots
 won't care about any such notification notices.

 I, hands down, do not want people posting inane replies in the forums just
 to activate their profile. I guarantee that will be added to the script
 and that is why I want those pages to only be viewable to logged in users

 We're supposed to be promoting the WordPress opensource project. It's not
 to be used that way because that is abuse.

 If anyone wants that then please propose a vetted WordPress directory.
 Perhaps on jobs.wordpress.net or somewhere else. Right now the
 profiles.wordpress.org site is innundated with much more spam than
 anything else.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4696#comment:11>
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