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Opened 16 years ago

Closed 16 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

#1878 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

remove nofollow

Reported by: skippy Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.6
Component: Administration Keywords: bg|dev-feedback
Focuses: Cc:

Description

nofollow has largely been ineffective in preventing comment spam. Since most blogs specifically want their approved commenters to enjoy some "googlejuice", I think we should officially drop nofollow.

Change History (7)

#1 @masquerade
16 years ago

I am +1 for this idea, as you will see if you read the Hackers mailing list archives.

#2 @shorty114
16 years ago

Maybe give the blog owners an option, disabled by default?

if they want it, they can have it... just don't see why. but people have reasons.

#3 @damonlh
16 years ago

I think it should be disabled by default, and give users the option to enable it if they choose.

#4 @matt
16 years ago

  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

#5 @JW
16 years ago

I am for this idea. There needs to be at least an option to disable it, now I have to edit the code manually each time I upgrade. I don't want the nofollow tag on my blog, it serves for nothing: Akismet stops spam and if a spam comment would get through people can still click the links.

#6 @JW
16 years ago

I am for this idea. There needs to be at least an option to disable it, now I have to edit the code manually each time I upgrade. I don't want the nofollow tag on my blog, it serves for nothing: Akismet stops spam and if a spam comment would get through people can still click the links.

#7 @(none)
15 years ago

  • Milestone 2.0 deleted

Milestone 2.0 deleted

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