[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4753: Obfuscate profile links

Making WordPress.org noreply at wordpress.org
Wed Oct 9 09:55:42 UTC 2019

#4753: Obfuscate profile links
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp  |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  high            |   Milestone:
Component:  Profiles        |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  seo             |

Comment (by dd32):

 I personally disagree with using something like `/out/` as a redirect,
 however acknowledge that it's a easy way to deal with the years of spam
 links that we've accumulated that we're otherwise unable to detect.

 As part of the other profiles changes, I've hidden the URL for banned
 accounts which helps a little bit.

 Would using `https://profiles.wordpress.org/out-redirect/$user` suffice
 here though? AFAICT it doesn't need to be signed, or otherwise secret as
 long as it's within a directory that's not-a-user (such as the user 'out')
 and that can be blocked in the `robots.txt`?

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4753#comment:4>
Making WordPress.org <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/>
Making WordPress.org

More information about the wp-meta mailing list