[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:22 jonoaldersonwp]:
 I'll ask someone to weigh in about anti-spam fields for accessibility.
 Let's not solve one problem by possibly excluding a whole segment of

 > The proposal as it stands, as I've stated, is harmful to the site's SEO,
 and is a usability anti-pattern.

 How is it harmful and to who is it harmful? Honest question. Give me the
 context of that statement.

 WordPress.org's SEO should be about WordPress and the community. It should
 ''not'' be about rewarding people who just happen to have a profile here.
 See my replies above for why I state that.

 The forum post and replies, the make blogs, the plugins, the themes, all
 of these are already indexed appropriately in search engines. Nothing here
 will change that so who's SEO are you referring to?

 The profiles.wordpress.org pages are a magnet for spam the way they are
 now. That's a business driver for bad actors. My proposed solution closes
 that effectively and does not impact users. This isn't a guess on my part,
 it's already been implemented on support/user profiles without a single

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4696#comment:23>
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