[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 tobifjellner):

 Replying to [comment:28 jonoaldersonwp]:
 > If the objective is to disincentivise spammers due to the SEO value of
 links from wordpress.org, I don't understand how hiding/transforming the
 link is any different to adding a `nofollow` attribute, which we already

 Spamming is not ONLY about stealing SEO-value. If you can place your
 keyword-rich message in a place that in itself ranks well on Google, then
 you won't bother too much that the site you're linking to won't get
 "google juice". If you get at least some traffic from visitors who are
 interested in your miraculous gadgets, then that's good enough...

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4696#comment:30>
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