[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4649: Remove content hiding mechanism on make.wordpress.org

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#4649: Remove content hiding mechanism on make.wordpress.org
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp            |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect                    |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  low                       |   Milestone:
Component:  Make (Get Involved) / P2  |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:  seo                       |

Comment (by jonoaldersonwp):

 We chose to use it without an understanding of the negative impact it'd
 have on our SEO. Now that that's apparent, I don't think it's unrealistic
 to challenge that choice.

 That said, I understand that it'd be a significant undertaking to rip it
 out and replace it, so, why don't we just apply the laughably tiny fix
 I've suggested?

 It's also pretty apparent that O2 isn't maintained. See

 So, we can ignore this whilst the site haemorrhages indefinitely, or, we
 can apply some small patches to fix it locally for us.

 E.g., we could overwrite the 'hiding' behaviour by simply adding the
 following CSS.

 #main #content { display: block; }

 That might lead to a little bit of jank as the JS kicks in and hydrates
 the post, but, it'd address part of the immediate problem.

 I'd be happy to spec up a bunch of small changes like this (like linking
 the post title without JS), which we could ship with minimal effort.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4649#comment:7>
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