[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:48 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 suspect that Google is doing something to limit the exposure of that.
 Which is ''why'' I want to implement something here. Relying of something
 external is not a control, it's luck like the honor system.

 This search produces some hits when I tried it.

 site:profiles.wordpress.org "Movies"

 This is the first hit.


 That 2016 account has (quick look while on almost one cup of coffee) six
 links and this as the text. Please don't @ me for spreading spam. ;)

 > Bio
 > Watch Movies Online Free. Watch your most loved films online free on
 Putlocker. Find a huge number of most recent Movies on the web.
 > Interests
 > Putlocker Movies, Putlocker TV Shows, Popular TV Shows, Popular Movies,
 Free Online Movies, New Released Movies, Latest Movies, Latest Released
 Hollywood Movies, Top Super Hit Movies, High TRP Shows

 Which remains my point. Now look at this search in Google.

 inurl:https://wordpress.org/support/users/ "Movies"

 While this is a similar problem for the whole site, the first hit for me
 is this one. It's a 2017 account.


 When not logged in, this is only text.


 And that's it.

 Look at the profiles.wordpres.org link while not logged in.


 (That's a spammer too despite having legit topics and I'll bash both
 accounts into oblivion next week).

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