[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:33 jonoaldersonwp]:
 > It's always going to be possible to create content on (various bits of)
 wordpress.org with malicious intent.

 That's not helpful. I'm not proposing we solve all problems, please focus
 on this one. My proposal directly and effectively solves this problem.

 > Let's make it harder to do it lazily/stupidly on profile creation, and
 tackle the 99% of cases, rather than introducing anti-patterns for
 ''everybody'' in order to solve for extreme edge cases.

 I'm still waiting to hear how this is harmful to SEO and to who's SEO.

 I get that you do not like what I am proposing and that is fine and valid.
 But I am trying to address a tangible and real problem directly. This is
 directly related to dealing with forum spam and that is how I became aware
 of this years ago.

 The spam problem on profiles.wordpress.org is not and had never been an
 edge case. It is the majority of profiles and I want to stop that while
 letting users see real people's information in an appropriate way.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4696#comment:34>
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