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#3884 closed task (fixed)

Add rel nofollow to author links in the ideas platform

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by: coffee2code
Milestone: Priority: normal
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Description

Author website links, linked from their names as found in this template - https://wordpress.org/ideas/topic/a-way-to-permanently-disable-comments - 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 wordpress.org, 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
13 months ago

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

#2 @coffee2code
13 months 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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