[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:  dd32
     Type:  defect          |      Status:  accepted
 Priority:  high            |   Milestone:
Component:  Support Forums  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  seo spam        |
Changes (by dd32):

 * owner:  (none) => dd32
 * status:  new => accepted


 I went digging and found several examples, many flagged by the moderation

 We run a variant of
 wp_rel_ugc()] on the forums but that doesn't remove the `dofollow` flag
 that's in there.. The variant we run was because `wp_rel_ugc()` didn't yet

 It looks like the core `wp_rel_nofollow()` & `wp_rel_ugc()` needs to be
 enhanced to remove `dofollow`.

 Both core and the forums variant relies upon
 wp_rel_callback()] which doesn't have the ability to remove rel pieces, so
 I guess we'll probably have to end up inlining that function into our
 custom one to remove the dofollow item.

 All in all, this is not a WordPress.org-specific problem, and a core
 ticket should be made. We can workaround this on W.org through akismet
 spam protections, but we might as well also write the code and submit it
 to core.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5497#comment:4>
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