[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:18 jonoaldersonwp]:

 It really is all about ''what'' those profiles.wordpress.org pages are

 If they are for permitting other users to find out more about another
 user, to possibly see all of those links that Gravatar adds such as
 Twitter, FB, LinkedIn, a site, etc. and inform other users what that
 person is about then my solution does that.

 Adding a requirement to be logged in does not impact those legitimate
 users and use case.

 If the purpose is anything else then the user can set up their own site.
 In no way does my proposed solution harm any users. The wordpress.org site
 is not anyone's free blog or HTML pages.

 Spam problems are always an uphill and adaptive problem. We're providing
 free spam hosting and that is a valid concern. That needs to stop. Once
 that free spam platform is removed then the bad actors will move onto
 something else. Great GNU, they do talk to each other and do keep lists of

 Leaving free spam hosting in place does ''not'' help the community. There
 is not SERP expectations and closing that avenue of spam pages does help.

 If you want to propose a vetted (that's important and I know that is
 subjective) directory then lets see if that can happen. The showcase site
 on wordpress.org is kind of vetted so this really is not a new idea.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4696#comment:19>
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