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Links posted in questions and forums don't have rel="nofollow"

VERIFIED FIXED in 2011-09-27

Status

support.mozilla.org
General
VERIFIED FIXED
6 years ago
6 years ago

People

(Reporter: rrosario, Assigned: rrosario)

Tracking

unspecified
2011-09-27

Firefox Tracking Flags

(Not tracked)

Details

(Assignee)

Description

6 years ago
I am pretty sure we did this right at some point, but right now all links are passing google juice. Once the SEO kids find out they will spam us with links. For example:
https://support.mozilla.com/en-US/questions/868933

Lets add tests to make sure we don't regress.
(Assignee)

Updated

6 years ago
Assignee: nobody → rrosario
I think we did this to make on-site links not have rel="nofollow". I added an option to bleach to allow relative links to skip it but there were issues and it got backed out.
(Assignee)

Comment 2

6 years ago
(In reply to James Socol [:jsocol, :james] from comment #1)
> I think we did this to make on-site links not have rel="nofollow". I added
> an option to bleach to allow relative links to skip it but there were issues
> and it got backed out.
For now, I was planning on adding nofollow everywhere _except_ wiki documents since those go through review anyway. Whitelisting certain domains would be a nice feature.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

6 years ago
https://github.com/jsocol/kitsune/commit/6fc253a39464bd34702ac95f22673732716b8925
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 6 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED
Target Milestone: 2011-09-20 → 2011-09-27
I am able to click a link in the forum- is that expected? EX; https://support-release.allizom.org/en-US/forums/test/707538
(Assignee)

Comment 5

6 years ago
(In reply to Rebecca Billings from comment #4)
> I am able to click a link in the forum- is that expected? EX;
> https://support-release.allizom.org/en-US/forums/test/707538

Links remain clickable, they just need to have `rel="nofollow"` so that google and other search engine spiders ignore them.
Verified link has 'rel="nofollow"' on it.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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