[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):

 I don't want to suggest a vetted membership section; I want to allow
 people to create, manage and consume profiles without introducing
 friction. Hiding them from Google harms our SEO; I'm not comfortable with

 Separately, we should solve our spam problems, behind the scenes, by
 utilizing the myriad of largely off-the-shelf solutions available to us.

 The only compromise I'd be comfortable with from an SEO and usability
 perspective is hiding 'empty' profiles, as discussed above - providing we
 go to lengths to explain to people why we're imposing non-standard
 experiences and user flows to access/view/manage their (and others')
 legitimate-but-initially-empty profiles.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4696#comment:20>
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