[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:
 Keywords:              |

Comment (by JarretC):

 Is there a spammer profile page that has been indexed in Google for the
 spam links on the profile? Using the profile mentioned above, nothing
 shows up in Google for me with...

 site:profiles.wordpress.org jets vs raiders live

 I'd have to agree with @jonoaldersonwp on this one, hiding profile data
 isn't the way to go and requiring a user to log in to see that info could
 be harmful. If I reply on the forums helping somebody out, a user in
 Google is searching for that same issue and comes across the thread, sees
 my reply and it resolves the issue, then visits my profile (highly
 unlikely they would anyways) having my site URL linked on there doesn't
 hurt anybody.

 I'm not sure what specifically @joostdevalk has in mind in terms of what
 he would like to see the profiles turn into but I believe they should be
 used as a profile page as they are on any other social media site and
 contain whatever content that user feels is necessary.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4696#comment:48>
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