[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5497: Flag threads with 'dofollow' link attributes for spam review

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#5497: Flag threads with 'dofollow' link attributes for spam review
 Reporter:  jonoaldersonwp  |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect          |     Status:  new
 Priority:  high            |  Milestone:
Component:  Support Forums  |   Keywords:  seo spam
 Forum threads where links have been added which contain a `dofollow` value
 in the `rel` attribute - like https://wordpress.org/support/topic/clash-
 of-magic/ and https://wordpress.org/support/topic/clash-of-clans-mod-apk/
 - should be flagged as spam, and temporarily hidden/archived, pending
 moderating review.

 Despite us procedurally adding a `nofollow` attribute, these types of
 threads are being created as a crude type of SEO tactic on behalf of the
 linked-to sites.

 NB, https://wordpress.org/support/topic/clash-of-clans-mod-apk/ alone
 received ~4.4k visits from Google in the last month.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5497>
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