[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4806: Legacy profile URL formats should 301

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#4806: Legacy profile URL formats should 301
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp  |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect          |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |  Milestone:
Component:  Profiles        |   Keywords:  seo analytics
 I'm seeing lots of broken/404'ing profile links in old content (e.g.,
 https://wordpress.org/news/2009/11/a-little-support/), which look like
 they used to use a numeric ID syntax but weren't redirected.

 E.g., a link to adiant's profile goes to
 https://wordpress.org/support/users/1499874/, which 404's.

 Is 1499874 the user ID of the profile at
 I'm hoping we can just 301 all of these with a quick rule.

 If this isn't the case and these are dead / irreconcilable, we'll need to
 return a 410 on them, ''and'' remove/update all internal links where
 they're exposed.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4806>
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