[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 zodiac1978):

 Replying to [comment:22 jonoaldersonwp]:
 > The proposal as it stands, as I've stated, is harmful to the site's SEO,
 and is a usability anti-pattern.

 What is your opinion on just hiding the website URL as I suggested above?

 > - Adding honeypot fields to the registration field, and using Google's
 invisible recaptcha to catch bots attempting to fill out the form.

 This should be done - if we are hiding those profiles/links or not.

 > - Reduce the appeal of manual/human spam, by neutering the SEO/business
 value of profiles themselves by ensuring that all non-WP links are

 The website URL has


 Replying to [comment:17 jdembowski]:
 > Edit: I want to propose escaping that field so links and other things a
 un-html'ized. This too will go well, I am sure.

 I have seen this in forums where every link is replaced by [log in to see
 the link]. This could be another solution to this problem.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4696#comment:24>
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