rel="me" was replaced to rel="me nofollow" #529

Open
opened 1 month ago by riverred · 2 comments
riverred commented 1 month ago

and it broke some profile sites' verification.

example - Mastodon read <a rel="me" ... not rel="me nofollow"

and it broke some profile sites' verification. example - Mastodon read `<a rel="me" ...` not `rel="me nofollow"`
Collaborator

This measure was taken to limit abuse via spam profiles that increase SEO by placing backlinks all over the internet. We had days with up to twenty fake profiles per day and wanted to limit this impact (and also think that spam registrations decreased a little).

The nofollow tag instructs search engines to not use the link to improve the rating.

Why does e.g. Mastodon stop working with an additional value there? The me is still set and should not be touched. For me, honestly, this sounds more like a Mastodon bug, I'll have a closer look later, anyway. Are there really more sites that fail with this changed value?

This measure was taken to limit abuse via spam profiles that increase SEO by placing backlinks all over the internet. We had days with up to twenty fake profiles per day and wanted to limit this impact (and also think that spam registrations decreased a little). The nofollow tag instructs search engines to not use the link to improve the rating. Why does e.g. Mastodon stop working with an additional value there? The `me` is still set and should not be touched. For me, honestly, this sounds more like a Mastodon bug, I'll have a closer look later, anyway. Are there really more sites that fail with this changed value?
fnetX added the
codeberg
label 1 month ago
Collaborator

@riverred can you provide further information about this, especially why this requires a change at our side rather than on Mastodon?

@riverred can you provide further information about this, especially why this requires a change at our side rather than on Mastodon?
Sign in to join this conversation.
No Milestone
No Assignees
2 Participants
Notifications
Due Date

No due date set.

Dependencies

This issue currently doesn't have any dependencies.

Loading…
There is no content yet.