[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 jonoaldersonwp):

 This is a really bad approach. It shifts our 'business' burden and
 problems onto the user, introduces friction, and enforces unnatural
 behaviours. That's terrible practice.

 We shouldn't be hiding or distorting content because we have spam
 problems. If we have spam problems, we should fix our spam problems behind
 the scenes. There are processes, systems and technologies which we could
 employ to resolve this easily.

 I also disgree strongly that the profiles pages aren't "profiles" in the
 conventional sense, both in a general sense, and in a strategic sense for

 The proposed approach will be harmful to wp.org's SEO, and to the on-
 boarding of new users - so for the record, I object.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4696#comment:18>
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