Opened 6 years ago

Closed 6 years ago

#3884 closed task (blessed) (fixed)

Add rel nofollow to author links in the ideas platform

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp's profile jonoaldersonwp Owned by: coffee2code's profile coffee2code
Milestone: Priority: normal
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Author website links, linked from their names as found in this template - - should add a rel="nofollow" attribute. This is handled correctly elsewhere in the dot org ecosystem.

Without this attribute, the destination URLs inherit pagerank/equity from, which encourages authors to post with the intent to syphon value, rather than to ask meaningful questions, etc.

It's not entirely improbable that the ideas forum is warping a chunk of the Internet by sending low quality sites disproportionately authoritative links. Woo!

Change History (2)

#1 @coffee2code
6 years ago

  • Owner set to coffee2code
  • Status changed from new to accepted

#2 @coffee2code
6 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from accepted to closed

Fixed in [14505-dotorg] and [14506-dotorg]. Author-linked names and avatars should now all have rel="nofollow".

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