[pmwiki-users] Nofollow in external URLS
Patrick R. Michaud
pmichaud at pobox.com
Mon Oct 21 08:31:46 CDT 2013
Because comment spam, wiki spam, and blog spam have been such large
problems in the past, I prefer PmWiki's current default of rel=nofollow.
This makes more sense given that PmWiki defaults to an open editing
model (i.e., a wiki) when it is first installed.
The config already makes it possible to disable/enable rel=nofollow as
desired by setting $UrlLinkFmt:
# remove rel=nofollow
"<a class='urllink' href='\$LinkUrl' title='\$LinkAlt'>\$LinkText</a>";
On Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:22:51AM +0200, Eric Forgeot wrote:
> I guess most people are using PmWiki as a CMS and not as an open wiki so it
> could make sense to disable this no follow option (and make it possible to
> enable it again in the config)
> Le 21 oct. 2013 10:15, "Simon" <nzskiwi at gmail.com> a écrit :
> > I understand that the attribute rel=nofollow was added as an antispam
> > measure some time ago,
> > but I wonder if in fact it penalises PmWiki websites but not having their
> > content counted and weighted by search engines?
> > I'm thinking it would be better not to have the default being nofollow.
> > Simon
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