[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #5748: Block ability to add links in reviews

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Mon Aug 30 11:05:34 UTC 2021

#5748: Block ability to add links in reviews
 Reporter:  sterndata       |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  enhancement     |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:
Component:  Support Forums  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by jdembowski):

 I like Carike's suggestion but the plugin and theme developers may loathe
 the idea. 😈 Some use the reviews to monetize the pro versions of their
 plugin or themes.

 Hiding reviews from search engines would make ''me'' happy but I am sure
 there are some who could point out how that is not good for users in the

 > Suggestion: Modify the editor such that it detects that it's being used
 in a review and detects & rejects links.

 I don't think that will work. ☕

 We occasionally get comments like

 > Let's see if the fascist mods detect mylink[dot]com, visit my site to
 see what I mean about this problem

 in a review. Yes, that's happened and happily it's an exception.

 A "no links in reviews" detector will just encourage that sort of

 I routinely scan 1,500 reviews and often catch one or two with links.
 Except for modifying the review editor to hide the "link" part I don't
 believe a link detector is useful exactly.

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