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Opened 13 months ago

Last modified 13 months ago

#4754 closed defect

Add recaptcha to 'edit profile' pages — at Initial Version

Reported by: jonoaldersonwp Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: high
Component: Profiles Keywords: seo


Hiding profiles without activity from search engines is part of a broader approach to 'solving' spam profiles on wordpress.org. See https://www.jonoalderson.com/wordpress/wordpress-org-toxic-profile-spam/ for long-form research and rationale.

Specifically, we should add a meta robots tag with a noindex, follow value to any profile which has no 'Activity' content (and to any associated profile pages; e.g., in the https://wordpress.org/support/users/ section).

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