Links in popular links appear without nofollow

Is it possible that the links in the “popular links” section will appear with nofollow as well, they do in the post itself. In the settings I’ve enabled the nofollow option, but for some reason the links in the popular links section don’t show it.


nofollow no :frowning:

And if just add here: nofollow (topic-map.js.es6)? It does not make sense to open in 2 places. Messages already have a link.

  buildAttributes(attrs) {
    return { href: attrs.url,
             target: "_blank",
             'data-user-id': attrs.user_id,
             'data-ignore-post-id': 'true',
             title: attrs.url };
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having follow links there is a golden gate for spammers.

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While I’d like to see this added so spammers don’t even think they can place a good link there, this isn’t an actual problem – these links are not visible to search engines. Here’s how this page looks like to Google:


Yes, I agree. If the costs are minimal, then why not add? Spammers can not look at the document that they see to search engines (and not all, but only those that are written in the file: crawler_detection.rb)

I already have cases where spammers target this part of the code and register to add a link.

This should cover all search engines that are either detected or do not execute JavaScript, I think that this misses almost nothing :slight_smile:


In file: crawler_detection.rb

  def self.crawler?(user_agent)
    !/Googlebot|Mediapartners|AdsBot|curl|HTTrack|Twitterbot|facebookexternalhit|bingbot|Baiduspider|ia_archiver|Wayback Save Page|360Spider|Swiftbot|YandexBot/.match(user_agent).nil?

Mozilla Firefox 34.0 -> about:config -> general.useragent.override

I add those bots that are not on the list. In fact, a lot of search engines:StackRambler, Teoma and etc.
As a result, I see a normal page

Am I doing something wrong?

To get the screenshot above, I simply disabled JavaScript. :slight_smile:


I understand everything, thank you. )

To me this looks like a bug a pretty bad bug.

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I am sam’s sock, posting a link to


I do not know the engine well, but I looked at the complaints from the search engines. Many search engines want, for example, to see a header (h1) on each page. In my copy, I had to manually insert this header into the source (on some pages: latest, for example). If there is a problem with the links (not in Google, Yandex, and in other lesser known systems), then I think it’s probably worth considering more carefully.

Note, this will only impact crawlers that use JavaScript. Nonetheless the trivial fix is just to disable follow in that section. It adds a minimal amount really.


Can you add this to your list @techAPJ? I think it is pretty easy, just always have nofollow in this section. I don’t think it applies to crawlers since it doesn’t appear there.


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