[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #3842: Eliminate rel="nofollow"

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Thu Feb 22 10:25:20 GMT 2007

#3842: Eliminate rel="nofollow"
 Reporter:  markjaquith                            |        Owner:  anonymous
     Type:  enhancement                            |       Status:  new      
 Priority:  low                                    |    Milestone:  2.2      
Component:  Administration                         |      Version:  2.1.1    
 Severity:  normal                                 |   Resolution:           
 Keywords:  nofollow spam rel comments trackbacks  |  
Comment (by matt):

 I don't think the purpose was ever to stop comment spam, it was to signify
 which links on a page were externally generated vs ones with authorial

 There is also the question of whether removing it would increase comment
 spam, since WP blogs would be a "tastier" target since the links wouldn't
 be nofollowed.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3842#comment:1>
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